Complex Cases in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Presented by Heidi Lynn Miller, M.S. CCC-SLP

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Course Description

This course will review multiple complex cases in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) setting, specifically the speech language pathologist’s role and special considerations of this particular treatment setting. Attention to critical thinking skills and working on a team in a high-stress environment will be explored.
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Meet Your Presenter

Heidi is an experienced pediatric speech-language pathologist who has worked in a variety of settings including schools, outpatient clinics, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and pediatric inpatient units. She is passionate about learning more, sharing knowledge, and having thoughtful conversations with colleagues regarding complex cases. She is currently a content writer for Therapy Insights and an inpatient pediatric speech-language pathologist at University of Virginia Children's Hospital.


  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify objectives for SLP consults in the PICU setting.
  2. List the steps of treating multiple complex cases.
  3. Describe ways to build stronger interdisciplinary teamwork in PICU.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Intro to the PICU
  • 0:05 - Types of consults received by SLPs
  • 0:15 - Case Study #1: Trach/vent
  • 0:25 - Case Study #2: TBI
  • 0:35 - Case Study #3: Complex respiratory issues
  • 0:45 - Critical skills for all cases in PICU, cultural and social factors in play
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

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.

Target Audience

Speech-language pathologists who work with children.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

This course will be available for CEUs until April 21, 2027.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter receives a salary from the University of Virginia Health System.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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