Flashcards in Roles of SLPs in the Adult Settings Deck (33):
SLPs & the Continuum of Care (9)
ICU - CCU - acute care - acute rehab unit - subacute rehab unit - SNF - Intermediate care facility/board and care/ assisted living - home health/health at home - outpatient families
MD coverage in acute rehab
5-6 visits/wk +consults
MD coverage in subacute
MD coverage in SNF
MD coverage in long term care
1 visit a month
Largest SLP Role throughout the Continuum of Care
DYSPHAGIA (≈80-90% of my inpatient caseload)
Aside from dysphagia, what are SLP Roles throughout the Continuum of Care (5)?
Cognitive-linguistic deficits (TBI, ® CVA)
Outpatient facilities=may get more of a variety such as accent reduction or fluency or AAC
What is COPD?
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. An umbrella term for conditions in which patients Can’t get air OUT: Emphysema
What are restrictive pulmonary diseases?
Can’t get air IN: Pneumonia (PNA), and any kind of neuromuscular problems. Muscles shut down that prevents inhalation.
What is ARF?
Respiratory Arrest/Acute Respiratory Failure
What is Pneumo-thorax?
lung collapses b/c of air in pleura
What is Pleural effusion?
fluid in pleural cavity
What is PE?
Aspiration pneumonia happens in three primary ways. List them.
Aspirate on food/liqid
Aspirate on saliva
Aspirate on emesis/reflux
CVA and types
Cerebral Vascular Accident: Ischemic (embolism and thrombosis) and hemorrhagic.
transient ischemic attack
traumatic brain injury
No oxygen to brain
not enough oxygen to brain
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
What is Addison’s Disease?
↓ cortisol production in adrenals
↑ cortisol production in adrenals
Treat everyone, including yourself, as having a ___ ___/___.
You should always ___ your hands
while preparing food for a swallow eval, wear ___!
Contact Precautions are Intended to prevent what?
transmission of infectious agents which are spread by direct or indirect contact with the patient or the patient’s environment.
Droplet precautions are intended to do what?
Intended to prevent transmission of pathogens spread through close respiratory or mucous membrane contact with respiratory secretions. These pathogens do no remain infectious over long distances in a healthcare facility. Therefore, special air handling and ventilation are not required.