Truly an outstanding and comprehensive intermediate-level course for SLPs working in or wanting to work in the ICU. There is an incredible amount of valuable information packed in, I imagine I will have to watch it a few times to retain all that I want to. -JT

Nicole's presentation was very thoughtfully presented and very heavily backed by evidence. Her department's approach to acute care SLP rehab and interventions feel like the ultimate goal. -MC

I loved the case studies! It definitely helped me understand with real-life examples.

The depth of research was impressive. I also loved how the presenter provided analysis at the end of each case study with “takeaways for an SLP”.


Speech Language Pathology in the Intensive Care Unit


Are you familiar with the different types of intensive care units (ICU)?

Spend an entire day learn things like:

  • The different types of ICUs and the SLP’s role.
  • How different medical diagnoses and surgical procedures might influence swallowing, communication, and cognition
  • What the Alberta Stroke Program Early Computed Tomography Score (ASPECTS) is
  • How the ASPECTS and TICI may influence the medical presentation of stroke patients following an acute stroke.
  • Swallow intervention in acute care
  • Tracheostomy and AAC in the ICU
  • Which information is essential to identify in the medical chart to guide clinical decision making
  • How to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team in the ICU
  • What the Thrombolysis in Cerebral Infarction (TICI) score is
  • Disorders of consciousness, impaired cognition, and delirium in the ICU

Three actionable takeaways you’ll gain after completing this course:

  • Know which areas of the chart to focus on (i.e. know how the patient is currently presenting and how they may progress)
  • Build or improve multidisciplinary teams across a variety of ICUs
  • Know how to intervene with low level of consciousness patients (and how to make it personalized)