Communication: Psychological Impact

Course Description:
In this podcast, we spoke with Dr. Amy Freeman-Sanderson about patients in the ICU and the impact of voicelessness. We addressed how and why communication options should be a priority. During the discussion, she discussed patient selection considerations and assessment parameters, including use os speaking valves with patients on mechanical ventilation. After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe psychological considerations for patients with voicelessness.
  2. List two parameters for patient selection and communication options.
  3. Describe research that addressed communication and impact on patient recovery.