This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Speech-language pathologists involved in dysphagia evaluation and therapy face many challenges, such as how to handle a patient/family that does not agree with the recommendations. This course will address ethical and legal considerations when working with this type of client, including ethical concerns with waivers and patient-centered plans of care. (Part 1 - Course 9069)
Course created on November 14, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the differences between skilled and unskilled care.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to develop a plan of care that facilitates safe swallowing on the highest level appropriate diet.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to honor resident choices and mitigate risks when patients choose to opt out of the recommended dysphagia plan of care.
|5-20 Minutes||Skilled vs. unskilled care criteria, IDDSI diets, trials and documentation|
|20-55 Minutes||Mitigating risks, residents’ choices, appropriate documentation, waivers and scenarios|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Denise Dougherty owns and operates a private practice in Indiana, PA where she conducts therapy with children and adults. She received her bachelor's in communication disorders from Marywood University and her master's from St. Louis University. Since 2007, Denise has served on the Expert Work Group of the Physicians Office Quality Measure Project for Quality Insights of Pennsylvania working on initiating quality measures for CMS to improve effectiveness, efficiency, economy and quality of services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries - specifically Medication Review. She is a past president of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA), a past member of ASHA's Health Care Economics Committee and co-editor of <i>Private Practice Essentials: A Practical Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists.</i> Denise works as a forensic speech pathologist and expert witness in litigation involving dysphagia, choking deaths and surgical errors.
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