Providing quality healthcare services can be difficult for any medical professional when their patient has suffered a stroke, due the resulting communication deficits. Yet the healthcare provider needs to effectively communicate with their patients regarding critical areas such as pain levels, symptoms experienced, what to expect from upcoming procedures, directions for taking medications, positioning strategies and many other areas of importance.
The communication breakdowns resulting from stroke often leaves patients vulnerable to risks of poor clinical outcomes due to the inability for patients to express their symptoms, needs and requests. Yet therapeutic communication is essential for all healthcare professionals to improve the quality of life of their patients. This course will provide an overview of the most common communication deficits that result from stroke and will offer strategies for the healthcare provider to best communicate with these patients.
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Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional effectively communicating with their patients who have suffered a stroke, given the clinical scenarios and strategies shared in this course.
- Identify how factors of communication deficit might affect a patient’s clinical outcomes and quality of life.
- List effective communication strategies that the healthcare team member might use with a patient who has Wernicke’s Aphasia.
- Recognize effective communication strategies which healthcare team members might utilize with the patient who has Broca’s Aphasia.
- List options of strategies that may be effective when working with a patient who exhibits executive function/cognitive deficits following their stroke.
- List helpful strategies for Communicating with patients who exhibit dysarthria, following their stroke.
- Identify options to best communicate with the patient who has left neglect following their stroke.
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Contact Hours: 1 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist, Nurses
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Lisa Milliken is employed by Select Rehabilitation and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
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