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Episode Info: Are you and the MD in your critical care unit like peanut butter and jelly? Well you should be, right? Most often times when our patients come off of sedation, the first thing they ask the doc is when they can eat or drink again, so naturally they should know to call us! In this episode, Dr. Macht, a critical care pulmonologist encourages SLPs to work together with MDs or physician extenders to allow for patient centered care. He also discusses the fallacy that PEG tubes do NOT decrease aspiration pneumonia and the importance of family meetings to have these risk/benefit discussions. Show notes can be downloaded at bit.ly/SYPpodcast040. To share your thoughts: - Join the MedSLP Newbies Facebook group - Share this episode on Facebook or Twitter To help out the show: - Leave a review on iTunes. Your comments help me immensely and I just might read it on the show! - Contribute at patreon.com/swallowyourpride To learn more about the Medical SLP Solution, an exclusive community for Medical SLPs with new peer-reviewed resources, handouts, and videos distributed weekly, monthly ASHA CEU webinars, and a private forum on Facebook, or on the website to get answers to all of your burning clinical questions, check out www.MedSLPSolution.com.Read more »

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