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SLP Considerations in Pain Management

Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP, Vienna Lafrenz, PhD

June 21, 2017

Epidemiology of PainThe Ethics and Health Policy Related to Pain emphasizes that medical professionals (including allied health professionals) must ask the following questions to effectively manage pa...   Read More

 


Our Aging Patients: Ethical Decision-making With the Aging Population

Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, CDP

June 1, 2017

Ethics is currently a hot topic in the field. According to Kumer and colleagues, ethics is defined as a moral philosophy or a set of moral principles that determine what is right, good, virtuous, true...   Read More

  


Our Aging Patients: The Aging Swallow

Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, CDP

May 23, 2017

Presbyphagia is the decline in swallowing that is associated with normal aging, and normal aging changes are not considered a disorder. However, when you add in secondary factors, multiple medical com...   Read More

  


Our Aging Patients: Effects of Aging on Communication

Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, CDP

May 19, 2017

As we discuss the effects of aging on communication, we will address voice, speech, language, and cognition. Normal Aging FactorsThere are several factors associated with the aging voice (a.k.a presby...   Read More

 


Our Aging Patients: How to Handle End of Life Conversations

Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, CDP

May 3, 2017

Ethical Considerations for End of LifeThe University of Washington Department of Bioethics says that there are four topics by which every problem in ethics should be judged. I call them “the WHs,”...   Read More

 


Burnout Be Gone: Finding Wholeness Again

Melissa Page Deutsch, MS, CCC-SLP, CPCC, ACC

April 24, 2017

I became interested in the concept of “burnout” because, as a speech pathologist and a coach, I feel like my mission is to help people find what is inside of them that can help them to live their...   Read More

 


Decision Making for Alternate Nutrition and Hydration, Part 2

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

March 30, 2017

This course is a transcript of the webinar, Decision Making for Alternate Nutrition and Hydration, Part 2, presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP. Learning Objectives List at least 3 criteria utilize...   Read More

 


Decision Making for Alternate Nutrition and Hydration, Part 1

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

March 23, 2017

With artificial nutrition and hydration, there is usually a choice between an NG tube versus a PEG tube. In my area, NG tubes are generally placed when a patient has initial dysphagia from a stroke or...   Read More

 


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Which AAC Interface Design Facilitates Communicative Interactions for Persons With Nonfluent Aphasia?

Kris L. Brock, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 16, 2017

Rico is a seasoned practitioner responsible for (a) providing services to individuals with acquired neurological communication disorders and (b) supervising student clinicians in a bustling urban outp...   Read More

   


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Effects of Bolus Size on Swallow Safety: A Systematic Review of External Evidence

Karen Rizzo, MA, CCC-SLP, Leah Mong, MS, CF-SLP, Natalie Howard Day, MS, CF-SLP, Isla Katz, MS, CF-SLP, Morgan Helser, MS, CF-SLP, Donna Scarborough, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

March 16, 2017

Megan, a 9-year-old female, has an extensive medical history (see Appendix to view full medical history) that has led to a diagnosis of a swallowing disorder, or oropharyngeal dysphagia. Oral dysphagi...   Read More

  


Documenting in Skilled Nursing Facilities: Part 1

Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

March 3, 2017

Providing quality documentation for skilled services provided to Medicare beneficiaries begins with having an adequate understanding of regulations within the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual and your l...   Read More

   


Documenting in Skilled Nursing Facilities - Part 2

Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

February 24, 2017

This course will describe best practices for documenting skilled levels of care provided by an SLP, including an in-depth review of goal creation, daily note documentation, and progress report writing...   Read More

  


Sensory Changes in Adults: Impact on Swallowing and Diet Selection, Part 2

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

January 11, 2017

What we are trying to emphasize in these two sessions is the fact that aging and disease processes change the swallow, and that, in turn, impacts the nutrition and hydration of our patients. So, this...   Read More

 


What is All the Ethics About?

Kerri Phillips, SLP.D, CCC-SLP

January 4, 2017

Today we get to talk about ethics, which is a topic that I enjoy, although many people may find it “boring.” We will not only cover ASHA’s code of ethics, but we will also think along the lines...   Read More

 


Sensory Changes in Adults: Impact on Swallowing and Diet Selection, Part 1

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

January 3, 2017

When looking at the different changes that occur in the body, there is decreased muscular/skeletal mass that not only creates a problem with strength for the body, but for the swallow as well. There i...   Read More

 


ALS: A Clinical Population with Unique Communication Management and AAC Needs - Part 1

Kim Winter, MA, CCC-SLP

October 31, 2016

In terms of ALS epidemiology, ALS is fairly rare compared to other disorders and diagnoses that we might encounter in our clinical experiences. On average, there are about two out of 100,000 individua...   Read More

   


Part 4: Emerging Treatments for Swallowing Disorders: Where We Are Headed

Debra Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

September 28, 2016

Let's begin by talking about traditional treatment and newly emerging treatments. Those of you who participated yesterday heard my colleague Tammy review some information on currently available treatm...   Read More

 


Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club: Seizure Disorders and the Effects of Antiepileptic Medications on Cognitive-Communicative Functions

Rima Abou-Khalil, PhD, CCC-SLP

September 26, 2016

Why Should SLPs Care About this Topic?We tend to work with neurogenic populations. Any kind of neurological damage increases a patient’s risk for seizures. Currently, the standard is that a person w...   Read More

  


The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in Preventing Medical Errors

Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP

September 14, 2016

How Frequently do Medical Errors Occur?I would like to start by talking about how frequently medical errors occur. What truly are we up against? Unfortunately, going to the hospital is more risky than...   Read More

 


Part 5: Ethical Considerations for Management of Swallowing Disorders

Tammy Wigginton, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

September 12, 2016

Speech pathologists, like other medical professionals, are credentialed by professional organizations at the national level, and frequently at the state level. Most of us have our ASHA Certification w...   Read More