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Instructor: Brooke Richardson, MS, CCC-SLP

2.25 hours  |  0.2 ASHA CEUs  |  self-paced

Pay once & access for a whole year

Orientation to Acute Care for the SLP

This first-of-its-kind webinar provides the SLP an orientation to acute care. While this course can be beneficial for novice and experienced SLPs alike, it is geared primarily toward SLPs (and students!) who are not familiar with acute care, levels of care, and the SLP's role in this unique healthcare setting. You'll leave the course armed with knowledge about intricacies of acute care, how we SLPs fit in to the picture, a deeper understanding of the importance of discharge planning, and more. You'll be empowered with tips and strategies for succeeding in this challenging-- but extremely rewarding-- fast-paced environment. 

What you'll learn

  • Levels of care in the hospital 
  • The differences between various states of illness 
  • Key components of the SLP’s role in acute care 

ASHA CEUs / Continuing Education

  • This course is 2.25 hours long (2.25 PDH / professional development hours) and is registered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs. Partial credit is not offered.
  • All participants who meet course requirements receive a certificate of completion, regardless of ASHA CE reporting status.
  • If you want your participation in this course reported to ASHA for CEUs, you must select that option at checkout. It's not possible to change your mind later.
  • ASHA CEU reporting offered for this course until: Jan. 31, 2027.

What SLPs are saying about the course:

"Brooke provided critical thinking skills and she has given me more tools in my toolbox to think about during my next acute care shift! "

"Must take for new acute care SLPs!"

"I needed a refresher to be able to update my teaching knowledge for the acute care setting!

This was perfect in marrying my previous experience with today's healthcare world."

Do you want a sneak peek ?
You got it! Watch this video.

The Presenter

Brooke Richardson, MS, CCC-SLP is a Medical Speech-Language Pathologist in the United States. She's been treating adults with complex medical needs in the acute and outpatient settings since 2009. She has been instrumental in establishing Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) programs in multiple hospitals and other healthcare settings, and has spoken internationally on RMT.  Brooke values exceptional-quality continuing education for other MedSLPs, and seeks to improve our patient care by emphasizing the importance of understanding a patient's whole medical picture when evaluating and treating.

When she's not teaching SLPs or seeing medically-complex patients, Brooke spends most of her time spending quality time with her husband and daughter, drinking coffee, and dreaming of her next vacation destination.

Pay just once and get unlimited access for a whole year!

If you want ASHA CE reporting, you must select the option including ASHA CE reporting.


$ 55 USD

  • 2.25 hours of premium education
  • Certificate of completion
  • Unlimited 1-year access


$ 67 USD

  • 2.25 hours of premium education
  • Certificate of completion
  • Unlimited 1-year access
  • ASHA CE reporting

Policies & FAQs

This course does not include a Facebook group, email follow-up questions, or any 1:1 access to the instructor. Because of this, the course is priced accordingly and contains comprehensive information and resources.

You are invited to get further guidance for your questions using the following options:

  1. Subscribe to SLP Mentor in My Pocket (tap here)
  2. Book Brooke for a private 1:1 virtual consultation (tap here)

If you have a disability and may need accommodations, please email before registering for the course. If reasonable accommodations will allow you to complete the course, we will make them.

No refunds for webinars. No refunds for participants who enroll without agreeing to terms of use. You must complete the course within the time frame indicated at enrollment; course access will automatically expire after that time.

If a participant is unable to complete a course, no refunds are offered. If the Instructor and/or MedSLP Consultants must cease offering the course at any time, enrolled participants will be given 30-days notice to complete the course prior to termination of access. 

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