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Marshall, S. & Hurtig, R.R. (2019) Developing a Culture of Successful Communication in Acute Care Settings: Part I Solving Patient Specific Issues. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest, Vol.4, 1028-1026, October 2019.

Hurtig, R.R, Alper, R.M., Bryant, K.N.T., Davidson, K.R, & Bilskemper, C. (2019) Improving patient safety and patient-provider communication. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups Vol.4 1017-1027, October 2019.

Hurtig, R.R. (2019) Introduction to Forum on Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Acute Care. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, Vol. 4, 989-990, October 2019.

Marshall, S. & Hurtig, R, (2019) Developing a Culture of Successful Communication in Acute Care Settings.

  • Description of how communication tools were introduced in an acute setting using case studies presented at ATIA Convention 2019, Orlando, FL

Hurtig, R. (2019) Providing Access with a Motion Sensing Switch: The noddle min-mo.

  • Description of how Voxello’s min-mo sensor can allow a patients small intentional gestures to control the nurse call and noddle-chat communication app presented at ATIA Convention 2019, Orlando, FL

Hurtig, R.R., Alper, R.M. & Berkowitz, B. (2018) The Cost of Not Addressing the Communication Barriers Faced by Hospitalized Patients. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups Vol. 3, 99-112.

Hurtig, R. (2018) AAC In Acute Care: Facilitating Patient-provider Communication and Reducing Risks

  • Tutorial on the communication barriers faced by patients in acute care and the strategies that can be used to overcome those barriers and avoid preventable adverse events presented with USSAAC Webinar Series, May 7, 2018

Hurtig, R (2018) Overcoming barriers to patient-provider communication: Mitigating the risk of preventable adverse events. Voxello Webinar, February 2018.

  • Tutorial on the communication barriers faced by patients in acute care and the strategies that can be used to overcome those barriers and avoid preventable adverse events.

Hurtig, R. (2018) Providing Access to Hospitalized Patients: A clinical Trial.

  • Presentation of preliminary clinical trial data on the use of the noddle and noddle-chat in an acute care facility presented at ATIA Convention 2018, Orlando, FL

Downey, D., Goldman, A. & Hurtig, R. (2018) AAC Ethics: Avoiding the Potholes and Pitfalls.

  • Presentation of ethical dilemmas facing Speech-Language Pathologists working with individuals who need Augmentative and Alternative Communication tools presented at ATIA 2018, Orlando, FL

Hurtig, R. (2018) Overcoming Barriers to Patient-Provider Communication in the ICU.

  • Tutorial on the communication barriers faced by patients in acute care and the strategies that can be used to overcome those barriers and avoid preventable adverse events presented at NTI Exposition 2018, Boston, MA

Hurtig, R. & Alper, R. (2017) The Impact of Communication Barriers on Adverse Events in Hospitalized Patients.

  • Presentation of the cost associated with adverse events that arise from communication barriers faced by hospitalized patients presented at ATIA Convention 2017, Orlando, FL.

Hurtig, R., Goldman, A. & Downey, D. (2016) AAC Ethics: Avoiding the Potholes and Pitfalls.

  • Presentation of ethical dilemmas facing Speech-Language Pathologists working with individuals who need Augmentative and Alternative Communication tools presented at ASHA Convention 2016, Philadelphia, PA

Hurtig, R. & Alper, R. (2016) The Impact of Communication Barriers on Adverse Events in Hospitalized Patients. 

  • Presentation of the cost associated with adverse events that arise from communication barriers faced by hospitalized patients presented at ASHA Convention 2016, Philadelphia, PA. 

Hurtig, R. & Slayman, B., (2016) Supporting Medical Decision Making and End-of-Life Communication Needs.

  • Presentation of how to provide patients who are unable to speak or write with a communication tool that allows them to actively participate in medical decision making and end-of-life decisions presented at ALS Association Clinical Conference 2016, La Jolla, CA

Hurtig, R. & Rigler, H. (2016) Technology to Support the Needs of Patients in Critical Care.

  • Presentation of Voxello’s noddle and noddle-chat and how it can be implemented in acute care settings presented at ATIA Convention 2016, Orlando, FL.

Hurtig, R., Czerniejewski, E, Na, J., Bohnenkamp, L. Downey, D. & Zubow, L (2012) AAC strategies for use with limited English proficiency patients.

  • Presentation of how to use AAC tools to support the communication needs of patients with limited English Proficiency presented at ASHA Convention 2012, Atlanta, GA

Hurtig, R. (2012) Meeting the needs of patients with complex communication needs in end-of-life situations.

  • Presentation of AAC strategies that can be used to support the end-of-life needs of patients who are unable to speak presented at CAAC Research Conference 2012, St. Louis, MO

 

Additional AAC Presentations and Webinars (not available for download)

Blackstone, S., Yorkston, K., Beukelman, D., Costello, J., Hurtig, R., & Bardach, L. (2015) Providing Communication Access Across Medical Settings: A Fundamental Role for AAC. Paper presented at ASHA Convention. Denver, CO.

  • Panel presentation that provided exemplars of AAC strategies used at multiple institutions. Summary of content in Patient Provider Communication in Healthcare Settings: Roles for Speech-Language Pathologists and Other Professionals. Blackstone, S., Beukelman, D. & Yorkston, K (Eds.)

Labaz, S., Zubow, L. & Hurtig, R. (2014) Enhancing Communicative Interaction by Training Peers of Children with Autism. Poster presented at ASHA Convention (Meritorious Poster Submission). Orlando FL.

  • Presentation of how training peers to use AAC strategies can be used to help preschoolers with Autism.

 

Published Research

AAC Research Papers List  

 

The following Research Papers are available by request to Dr. Richard Hurtig. 

Zubow & Hurtig, 2013

Hurtig et al., 2015


 

This informative webinar focuses on how the noddle system can solve for ICU communication between patients and their caregivers while improving overall patient outcomes. 

 

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