This course includes one hour of content on each of the following topics: 1) ethical concepts and decision-making; 2) universal safety precautions, including the Occupational Safety & Health Administration's (OSHA) bloodborne pathogens standard, and 3) patient confidentiality and the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA).
This modular course was created to meet the prerequisites for applicants for ASHA Speech-Language Pathology Assistant certification, but includes information relevant to SLPs and other healthcare professionals.
Course created on October 1, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to identify four groups that the ASHA Code of Ethics is designed to protect.
- After this course, participants will be able to define key concepts related to bloodborne pathogens and occupational exposure.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the key components of HIPAA.
|0-60 Minutes||SLP Introduction to the Code of Ethics|
|60-120 Minutes||Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standards: What You Need to Know|
|120-180 Minutes||Fundamentals of HIPAA for Speech-Language Pathologists and Assistants|
Klaire Brumbaugh, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, is an assistant professor and the director of clinical services for the University of Central Missouri. Prior to joining the university, Dr. Brumbaugh’s primary work experience was with the birth to three population. She graduated with her bachelor's and master’s degree from Kansas State University. In 2019, she graduated from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with a clinical doctorate in speech-language pathology. Her research interests include treatment of phonological disorders and professional issues such as issues and supervision.
J. Nikki Gaylord
J. Nikki Gaylord, CScD, CCC-SLP is an assistant professor at Murray State University in the Center for Communication Disorders. Dr. Gaylord has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for over 20 years. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southeast Missouri State University. She completed her doctorate of clinical science in speech-language pathology in 2019 from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and is currently working toward completion of a doctorate of education in P-20 leadership from Murray State University. Her current research interests include exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction in athletes, exercise-induced dyspnea, voice disorders, clinical supervision, and ethics and diversity in speech-language pathology.
Dr. Kathleen Weissberg, (MS in OT, 1993; Doctoral 2014) in her 25+ years of practice, has worked in rehabilitation and long-term care as an executive, researcher, and educator. She has established numerous programs in nursing facilities; authored peer-reviewed publications on topics such as low vision, dementia quality care, and wellness; has spoken at numerous conferences both nationally and internationally, for 20+ State Health Care Associations, and for 25+ state LeadingAge affiliates. She provides continuing education support to over 17,000 therapists, nurses, and administrators nationwide as National Director of Education for Select Rehabilitation. She is a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner and a Certified Montessori Dementia Care Practitioner. She serves as the Region 1 Director for the American Occupational Therapy Association Political Affairs Affiliates and is an adjunct professor at both Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and Gannon University in Erie, PA.
J. Nikki Gaylord - Financial: J. Nikki Gaylord was paid an honorarium for this presentation. Nonfinancial: No relevant relationships to disclose.
Kathleen Weissberg - Financial: Kathleen Weissberg received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial Disclosures: Kathleen Weissberg has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Kim Cavitt - Financial: Kim Cavitt was paid an honorarium for this presentation. She owns an audiology consulting firm and provides consulting services to hearing healthcare providers as well as to entities such as the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, hearing aid manufacturers, and SpeechPathology.com's sister company, AudiologyOnline. Nonfinancial: Kim Cavitt is Chair of the Illinois Speech Pathology and Audiology Licensure Board and serves on the Audiology Quality Consortium.
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0.3 ASHA CEUs
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
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Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
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