The speech-language pathologist's role in multidisciplinary burn care: an international perspective

Rumbach, Anna F., Clayton, Nicola A., Muller, Michael J. and Maitz, Peter K. M. (2016) The speech-language pathologist's role in multidisciplinary burn care: an international perspective. Burns, 42 4: 863-871. doi:10.1016/j.burns.2016.01.011


Author Rumbach, Anna F.
Clayton, Nicola A.
Muller, Michael J.
Maitz, Peter K. M.
Title The speech-language pathologist's role in multidisciplinary burn care: an international perspective
Journal name Burns   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1879-1409
0305-4179
Publication date 2016-01-25
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.burns.2016.01.011
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 42
Issue 4
Start page 863
End page 871
Total pages 9
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose: To explore international practices of speech-language pathology (SLP) within burn care in order to provide direction for education, training and clinical practice of the burns multidisciplinary team (MDT).
Method(s): A 17-item online survey was designed by two SLPs experienced in burn care with a range of dichotomous, multiple choice and open-ended response questions investigating the availability and scope of practice for SLPs associated with burn units. The survey was distributed via professional burn association gatekeepers. All quantitative data gathered were analysed using descriptive statistics and qualitative data were analysed using content analysis.
Result(s): A total of 240 health professionals, from 6 different continents (37 countries) participated within the study. All continents reported access to SLP services. Referral criteria for SLP were largely uniform across continents. The most dominant area of SLP practice was assessment and management of dysphagia, which was conducted in concert with other members of the MDT.
Conclusion: SLP has an international presence within burn care that is currently still emerging.
Keyword Burn injury
Communication
Multidisciplinary team
Referral criteria
Speech-language pathology
Swallowing
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 25 January 2016. Article in Press

 
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