05. Communication

Learning Objective:

5.1 Describe the communication impairments that may follow a stroke.

Learning Objective:

5.2 Collaborates with speech-language pathology to implement and provide feedback regarding communications strategies and/or devices.

Suggested Learning Resources:

SLP Information Sheet

SLP Policy Statement

Suggested Evaluation Methods:

Written summary of the role of SLP, how they can help, and how nursing can contribute to information regarding communication strategies and/or devices.

Learning Objective:

5.3 Utilizes different strategies or alternative communication strategies and/or devices as recommended by speech- language pathology.

Suggested Learning Resources:

Heart and Stroke Foundation TACLS Chapter 6

Suggested Evaluation Methods:

Create a patient case study (that could be used by nurses to prompt discussion and problem solving) that incorporates the learning from the Aphasia resources reviewed.

Learning Objective:

5.4 Identifies difficulties with communication for stroke survivors and their caregiver, who are non-English speaking, and takes steps to ensure that information is translated.

Suggested Learning Resources:

Heart and Stroke Foundation: Communicating after Stroke

Locate translated copies of patient resources made available to you by your organization.

Suggested Evaluation Methods:

Discuss translated resources with IP team & SLP and create an inventory for use in your work environment.

Learning Objective:

5.5 Educates stroke survivor and caregivers on basic information about post stroke communication difficulties.

Suggested Evaluation Methods:

Write a self-reflection about your experiences educating stroke survivor’s/caregivers on post stroke communication difficulties.

Learning Objective:

5.6 Describes impact of energy level, Post Stroke Fatigue; presence of pain, mood and attention span on a stroke survivor’s ability to communicate.

Suggested Evaluation Methods:

Written self –reflection of an experience with a patient that required addressing a factor impacting communication in order to provide care.