Non-fatal drowning in children is the leading cause of neurological morbidity. Anoxic brain injury can cause substantial neurological impairments affecting the ability to engage in purposeful movement, mobility, and speech production. Hospital treatment that includes an interprofessional approach to the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with anoxic brain injury from non-fatal drowning has been shown to reduce medical complications, mortality, length of hospital stay, and healthcare costs.
The goal of this interprofessional continuing education module is to provide an overview of the roles and interactions among a nurse, dietitian, speech-language pathologist, and occupational therapist as they address the complex needs of a young child who has experienced a near-drowning accident. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe the distinct and interactive roles of nurses, speech-language pathologists, dietitians, and occupational therapists who work in concert to address the post-acute needs of a pediatric patient with health problems related to acquired brain injury
- Articulate typical assessment and intervention approaches used with a 3-year-old who is recovering from a non-fatal drowning
- Explain how the roles and functions of an interdisciplinary healthcare team complement one another, requiring IP communication and coordination of services
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, dietitians, speech-language pathologists, and occupational therapists.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3005, 3010, 3020, 3050, 5070, 5170, 5300, 5390, 5400.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
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Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
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