This course will focus on the role of the speech-language pathologist with individuals at the end-of-life stage. A description of best-practice approaches for evaluation and treatment of communication, cognition and swallowing abilities will be provided. This course is open captioned.
Course created on February 25, 2016
- After this course, participants will be able to describe 5 signs and symptoms of approaching death.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 3 assessment tools for identifying end of life.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the 4 levels of hospice.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe 3 best-practice approaches for enhancing communication at end of life.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe 3 best-practice approaches for managing swallowing issues at end of life.
|0-10 Minutes||The Natural Dying Process|
|10-20 Minutes||Nearing Death Awareness|
|20-25 Minutes||Identifying End of Life Stage|
|25-30 Minutes||Hospice and Palliative Care|
|30-35 Minutes||Honoring Patient Wishes: Advanced Care Planning|
|35-40 Minutes||The Speech Pathologists Role in End of Life Care|
|40-50 Minutes||Communication at End of Life|
|50-65 Minutes||Dysphagia and the Person at End of Life|
|65-80 Minutes||Cognition - Determining Decision Making Capacity|
|80-90 Minutes||Discussion and Q&A|
Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP
Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP, has provided speech pathology services for 24 years across adult and geriatric settings from acute care to skilled nursing to out-patient. Michelle specializes in progressive neurological diagnoses, specifically, Alzheimer’s and related dementias. She is a dynamic speaker delivering a wide scope of trainings including yet not limited to cognitive disorders, dysphagia in persons with dementia, medical errors and ethics, and management of the pulmonary, medically complex and palliative care patient populations.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
Approved for 1.5 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.
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