Course Webinar: Collaborative Practice in SNFs: SLPs Supporting People with Dementia
Course description: This course will outline practical strategies to support SLPs’ management of cognitive-communication disorders of people living with dementia in SNFs. Special attention will be paid to collaborative practice with CNAs and tools to support best practice implementation and sustainability. Strategies for SLPs to position themselves as key members of the healthcare team will be provided.
Presented by Natalie F. Douglas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Susan Browning, M.A., CCC-SLP
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Time: 4 pm pacific | 5 pm mountain | 6 pm central | 7 pm eastern
Natalie Douglas is Lead Collaborator at Practical Implementation Collaborative, editor at the Informed SLP, and a faculty member in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Central Michigan University. Her work aims to advance best, person-centered practices in communication and quality of life for people with dementia, aphasia, and other communication disorders in adults through implementation science.
Susan Browning, M.A., CCC-SLP RAC-CT has been a practicing clinician, within the field of speech-language pathology, for 20 years. During this time, her focus has been on neuro-diversity within a wide variety of patient populations and clinical needs. When working with clients and their family members, her skilled, therapeutic goals are to find every day successes beyond just the treatment session. This is accomplished by providing practical, person-centered speech, language and swallowing goals, for clients and their families, so that they function at their best. In addition to her clinical practice experience, Susan has earned her Resident Assessment Coordinator (RAC) certification, as an expert in the completion of the Minimum Data Set, or MDS, within the skilled nursing environment. Susan has also recently worked as a clinical education specialist, in which she reviewed documentation, provided training and created educational content to be used by physical, occupational, and speech therapy colleagues who also provide therapy within the long term care setting. Susan has a strong understanding of coding and insurance requirements for skilled therapy services. Susan is a member of the Special Interest Group for Gerontology (SIG 15).
Duration: 1 hour.
Target audience: Speech-language pathologists who work in skilled nursing facilities.
Agenda:0:00 - Overview of SNF practice for SLPs
0:10 - Key aspects of implementation practice to support collaborative care when working with CNAs
0:25 - Case example including updated management of cognitive-communication disorders of people living with dementia in SNFs
0:40 - Strategies to position SLPs as key member of the healthcare team within the SNF
0:55 - Q/A session
1:00 - End course + exam
Instructional level: Intermediate (Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.)
Key learning outcomes:
As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...
- Describe key aspects of implementation practice to support collaborative care when working with CNAs.
- Analyze updated management of cognitive-communication disorders of people living with dementia in SNFs through a case example.
- Summarize strategies to position SLPs as key members of the healthcare team within the SNF.
- This course will be presented on the Zoom platform.
- High-speed internet connection is required.
Recorded course information:
- The recorded course will be made available by September 28, 2021.
- The course will be available for CEUs until September 21, 2026.
- You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.
- Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course
- ASHA member SIG 2, SIG 15
- Member of Gerontological Society of America
- Affiliated with AphasiaAccess
- Affiliated with ACRM (American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine)
- Salary from Central Michigan University
- Salary from The Informed SLP
- American Speech-Language Hearing Foundation grant funding for research in this area
Instructional methodology: Lecture
Course completion requirements:
- Full attendance during webinar, as tracked by on-time login and online presence for the duration of the course.
- Passing score of 100% on a 5-10 question quiz. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course.
- Quiz needs to be completed within 2 hours of end of course.
- Completion of program evaluation form.