Communication options and dysphagia management for speech-language pathologists working with tracheostomized patients
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), especially those working in medical settings, frequently encounter patients who have tracheostomy tubes and/or are on mechanical ventilators. Providing speech-language diagnostic and intervention services for communication, feeding, and swallowing is within an SLP's scope of practice. Consequently, a high level of expertise is required to safely perform these duties. Student clinicians must be taught preferred practice patterns and other important skills related to helping this vulnerable patient population. This course is designed to prepare speech-language pathologists to work as a eam with other professionals and to provide a variety of assessment and therapy techniques for tracheostomy/ventilator dependent patients.
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Learning outcomes and action verbs. All ok except the first one: "Understand." Consider, Identify, define and discuss....
Contact time required for 2 credit hours: 700 minutes per credit hour (1,400 minutes). Based on 50 minute hours, all that appear to be scheduled (not counting the final exam in the instructional minutes) appears to be 1,350 minutes.