WSLHA February Workshop
 

Palliative care, neurology in the ICU, and FEES, oh my!
A look into three high-interest areas for the SLP

Saturday, February 23, 2019, | Tacoma, Washington

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Palliative care, neurology in the ICU, and FEES, oh my! A look into three high-interest areas for the SLP

Presenters

Brenda Arend, MA, CCC-SLP
Corey White, DO, MBA
Gregg VandeKieft, MD

Abstract

SLPs are increasingly being called to work with a more frail, ill, and vulnerable population of patients than ever in the past. While there is benefit from continuing education of clinical diagnostics and therapy techniques, SLPs can struggle with how to integrate this information into best practice when patients are not yet in a stable rehabilitation setting. In this course, expert presenters will provide an overview of three areas of practice the speech-language pathologist needs when working with these patients: palliative care, fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallow (FEES), and acute neurological issues. Participants will learn through an engaging presentation of information, case studies, and interactive activities, as well as receive resources for further learning in the content areas. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to describe how SLPs can effectively contribute to the goals of care in a palliative patient.
  2. Participants will be able to list 3 ways a FEES exam can progress a patient’s care. 
  3. Participants will be able to describe how acute neurological status and processes impacts the clinical decision making of the SLP

Speakers

Brenda Arend, MA, CCC-SLP, Puget Sound Swallow Diagnostics

Brenda attended Washington State University, receiving both her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Arts in Speech. She has worked in a variety of settings, and currently practices in acute care at Providence St. Peter Hospital where she also serves on the hospital ethics board. She is the owner and endoscopist at Puget Sound Swallow Diagnostics, PLLC, providing mobile FEES service to skilled nursing facilities. She was a long-time member and panel chair of the Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB) participating as a community representative in the bioethical review of human research. Her interests include dysphagia, ethics, and palliative swallow/end-of-life care.

DISCLOSURES: Presenter is receiving an honorarium for the presentation from WSLHA. Owner of Puget Sound Swallow Diagnostics, PLLC. There are no relevant non-financial relationships that may bias an individual.

Gregg Vandekieft, MD (Palliative care Physician), Providence St Peter Hospital 

Gregg VandeKieft is the Southwest Washington Regional Medical for Palliative Care for Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), with responsibilities for inpatient palliative care consult services in Olympia and Centralia, and an outpatient palliative care clinic in Lacey. He also serves as Associate Medical Director for the Providence Institute for Human Caring in Torrance, CA, with clinical oversight for the Palliative Practice Group, supporting palliative care programs for over 50 acute care hospitals and 800 ambulatory clinics in the seven states served by PSJH. Dr. VandeKieft attended medical school at the University of Iowa and Family Medicine residency in Phoenix, AZ. He completed the University of Washington’s Certificate Program in Health Care Ethics, Michigan State University’s masters program in Health and Humanities, and Harvard Medical School’s Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice. He has received numerous awards and recognitions from local and national organizations for his excellence in palliative care medicine.

DISCLOSURES: Presenter is receiving an honorarium for the presentation from WSLHA. There are no relevant non-financial relationships that may bias an individual.

Corey White, DO, MBA (neuro intensivisit), Providence St Peter Hospital

Corey White is a Neurologist and Neurointensivist at Providence St. Peter Hospital who specializes in the care of stroke and critically ill patients with Neurologic disorders. Dr. White completed his Neurology Residency training at Duke University Medical Center and Neurocritical Care training at Oregon Health and Science University. He joined the Providence St. Peter team in 2017 and is committed to growing and elevating the level of Neurologic care within St. Peter Hospital and the community.

DISCLOSURES: Presenter is receiving an honorarium for the presentation from WSLHA. There are no relevant non-financial relationships that may bias an individual. 


Continuing Education Information

This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area). 

OSPI Clock Hours of 6 hours will be offered. WSLHA charges a processing fee of $15.00 for ASHA CEUs and $10.00 for clock hours payable at the conference. Please bring cash or check. 


 Pricing

  Member Non-Member
Registration Member - $179
Student Member - $50
Non-Member - $229
Student Non-Member - $50

 


Date & Location

February 23, 2019 | 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Jackson Hall Medical Center
314 MLK Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405

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