Tips for Communicating with your COVID-19 Patients on Mechanical Ventilation

Drs. Mary Beth Happ and Judy Tate discuss evidence-based tips and techniques for communicating with mechanically ventilated patients with COVID-19. Mary Beth and Judy are members of the Patient Provider Communication Forum COVID-19 Task Force, a multidisciplinary group of nurses and speech language pathologists with expertise in communication science.
A link to materials that can be used at the bedside is  here:

And training for clinicians to improve communication strategies can be found here:

Guests: Mary Beth Happ, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA and Judith A. Tate, PhD, RN, ATS Nursing Assembly members from The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Contact info:;

Host: Lauren Castro

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