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Sep 18, 2018

11th World Stroke Congress

BENEFIT OF A COMMUNICATION DISORDERS ASSISTANT ON AN ACUTE STROKE UNIT… 2 YEARS LATER

communication disorders assistant

speech therapy in acute care

communication education

speech programs

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communication disorders assistant

speech therapy in acute care

communication education

speech programs

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BENEFIT OF A COMMUNICATION DISORDERS ASSISTANT ON AN ACUTE STROKE UNIT… 2 YEARS LATER Communication Disorders Assistants (CDA) are becoming more widely used within healthcare organizations1. CDAs offer an array of supportive roles to Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. In 2015, the SLPs working within the Integrated Stroke Program in Hamilton proposed to their management team consideration to hire a CDA for the acute care stroke program. Anticipated benefits included: • Improve ability to meet Stroke Best Practice Guidelines for communication and dysphagia • Commence therapy for those patients awaiting a bed in rehab • Increase education to patients and families Success! 2 years later, the benefit of the role has been many! Stroke patients have their communication abilities screened in a timely manner, education for patients and families, therapy at the bedside in acute care can occur and so on and so forth.

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