Lab Values for the MedSLP (3518-001)
Lab Values for the MedSLP provides detailed instruction in applying knowledge of lab values to the management of the adult SLP patient. Special emphasis is placed on pertinent laboratory values and their potential effects on a patient's cognitive and/or swallowing abilities. Case studies are presented for integration of new knowledge. This live webinar is highly relevant for SLPs working across the continuum of care including acute care, outpatient, acute and subacute rehab, LTACH, and home health.
- Describe the importance of lab values for the MedSLP
- List 3 pertinent lab values to consider in the management of dysphagia
- Apply knowledge of lab values to interpretation of case studies
3:00 - 3:10 Introduction; The Importance of Laboratory Values for the MedSLP
3:10 - 3:55 Lab panels, Values, & Interpretation; Impact on swallowing and communication 3:55 - 4:15 Case studies
4:15 - 4:30 Conclusion, Final Q&A
About the Instructors:
Beth Cormell, MS, CCC-SLP is an acute care Speech-Language Pathologist at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. She has been an SLP for more than 25 years and specializes in treating medically complex and critically ill patients. Ms. Cormell has also been an educator for over 18 years and specializes in teaching Fiberoptic Endoscopy Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES). Sh has been instrumental in training clinicians and implementing new FEES programs throughout the United States. Ms. Cormell has also taught short courses at the North Carolina Speech Language and Hearing Association (NCSHLA) and at the ASHA Convention. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Brooke Richardson, MS, CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC. She has 10 years of experience treating adults with complex medical needs in the acute and outpatient settings. Ms. Richardson is passionate about assessing the patient's entire medical picture, applying critical thinking to determine the "big picture's" impact on swallowing and communication. Prior to joining UNC Rex, Ms. Richardson was employed at Duke University Hospital where she was sought out by colleagues for her clinical expertise. She is a graduate of the Medical Speech-Language Pathology program at the University of Washington.
Beth Cormell has the following financial relationships. She is a salaried employee of UNC Rex in Raleigh, NC and receives payment for this course from Carolina Speech Pathology. She is also the owner of Dysphagia Seminars, PLLC. Ms. Cormell has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Brooke Richardson has the following financial relationships. She is a salaried employee of UNC Rex in Raleigh, NC and receives payment for this course from Carolina Speech Pathology. Ms.
Richardson has no non-financial relationships to disclose.