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Jo Puntil

MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, F-ASHA

Jo Puntil is an ASHA Fellow, past chair of the CFCC, and a board-certified specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders. She has extensive experience in developing interdisciplinary rehab programs/teams throughout southern California and Utah, specifically in the areas of critical and acute care. Jo has lectured nationally for more than 30 years. She has numerous honors and publications regarding her work in acute care.

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Hyperacute Strokes and the Role of Speech Pathologists

Presented by Jo Puntil, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, F-ASHA

Hyperacute Strokes and the Role of Speech Pathologists

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Video Runtime: 42 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 31 Minutes

There is a high need for integration and collaboration in the provision of speech pathology services for hyperacute stroke patients. Primary stroke centers (PSC) and comprehensive stroke centers (CSC) are dedicated stroke-focused programs with integrated ER to ICU trends and bundles for best practice. This requires a team approach for advanced imaging, 24/7 available personnel, ICU/neuroscience, ICU facilities, and capabilities of experienced personnel in treating patients with a variety of strokes. Speech pathologist involvement with hyperacute stroke patients is paramount to initiate evaluations and treatment at the time of insult post tPA and/or thrombectomy. Collaboration and communication with the rehabilitation team are key for patient-centered care. Speech pathologists are highly suited to educate patients and their families regarding communication, cognition, and swallowing status at the onset of injury.

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Acute Strokes and the Role of the Speech Pathologist

Presented by Jo Puntil, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, F-ASHA

Acute Strokes and the Role of the Speech Pathologist

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Video Runtime: 52 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 33 Minutes

Due to the high prevalence of strokes in the United States, there is a high need for integration and collaboration in the provision of speech pathology services for stroke patients. Integrated MD, RN, physical, occupational, speech, and social work/case manager services are best practice for a primary or comprehensive stroke center. Speech pathologist involvement with acute stroke patients is paramount to initiate evaluations and course of treatment at the time of admission to the hospital, hopefully on the acute neuro unit. Collaboration and communication with the rehabilitation team are key for patient-centered care. An integrated team approach helps to decide if a patient can tolerate an intense inpatient rehabilitation program, skilled nursing facility, or home with home health/outpatient therapy. Speech pathologists are highly suited to educate patients and their families regarding communication, cognition, and swallowing status post stroke.

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The Role of Speech Pathology in the ICU: Acquired Brain Injuries

Presented by Jo Puntil, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, F-ASHA

The Role of Speech Pathology in the ICU: Acquired Brain Injuries

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Video Runtime: 73 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 41 Minutes

There is an extensive need for integration and collaboration for the provision of all rehab services in the ICU. Patients with acquired brain injuries, including but not limited to concussion, mild to severe TBI, stroke, brain tumors, and head bleeds benefit from integrated rehabilitation evaluations. Speech pathologists are crucial for assisting the ICU team to focus on patient-centered care, communication with the medical team, and educating the patient/family regarding the next level of care. Speech pathologists are needed at the initiation of the patient's insult to provide communication with the patient and their families throughout the continuum of care. Speech pathology evaluations should encompass communication, cognition, and swallowing, which is paramount in the initial stages of an acute brain injury; that and extensive family education provides a more successful transition for the patient's next level of care. Any speech pathologist that works with acquired brain injuries is an applicable audience for this course. This course will provide an overview of acquired brain injuries from mild to severe, evaluation and documentation practices for communication, cognition, and swallowing. Strategies for effective interdisciplinary communication and collaboration is reviewed.

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The Role of Speech Pathology in the ICU: Impacting Patient Outcomes

Presented by Jo Puntil, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, F-ASHA

The Role of Speech Pathology in the ICU: Impacting Patient Outcomes

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Video Runtime: 79 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 44 Minutes

There is a strong need for integration and collaboration in the provision of Speech Pathology services in the ICU. Staffing, regulatory, and financial challenges in the hospital industry, have moved many healthcare workers from integrated team approaches of care into silos. A team approach is the best method to effectively integrate best practices with ICU trends and bundles. Speech Pathologists involvement in the ICU and their understanding of A-F bundles are paramount to initiate evaluations and treatment at the onset of illness to ensure patient-centered care.

This course will cover the prevalence and evidence of ICU trends and bundles, how patients benefit from communication and swallowing services, and how to deliver adult ICU evidence based patient-centered care. A summary will be provided on how Speech Pathologists assist patients with communication needs while intubated by utilizing nonverbal methods. Strategies for collaboration with RNs on managing post-extubation dysphagia and the need for implementing evidence-based swallow screens will be reviewed. This course will walk through the Speech Pathologists' role in educating patients and their families regarding post-intensive-care syndrome and how to pragmatically work through the patients' cognitive, emotional, and physical difficulties due to the harsh ICU environment. This course is applicable to any healthcare Speech Pathologist.

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