profession of audiology includes unique settings and equipment, some of which
introduce safety concerns, such as communication challenges specific to working
in an isolated space. These challenges are important to address in view of increased
violence in the health care workplace. Audiologists may lack information and
resources to discuss and address their unique concerns. This webinar will
discuss safety concerns, advocacy strategies, and resources, with a goal of
identifying solutions to create a safe environment for yourself, those
receiving care, and your fellow employees.
be able to:
in meaningful discussions with decision-makers and colleagues regarding safety
concerns for your workspace
resources you can use to advocate for making changes to improve safety in your
This is one
of four courses in the ASHA Audiology 2023: Practice Management webinar series.
all the courses in this series.
Violence (15 min.)
Merkison, AuD, CCC-A, obtained her bachelor of science in
communication sciences and disorders from Florida State University and her
doctoral degree in audiology from the University of Maryland College Park. She
joined the audiology practices team at ASHA as an associate director in 2022
after gaining experience working for a cochlear implant manufacturer, in
medical center settings, and in private ENT settings. She has experience
working with children and adults and has a professional interest in implantable
devices, public health, and interprofessional practice/education.
about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your
continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning
assessment by the end date below.
History and CE
webinar date: July 26, 2023
End date: July 28, 2028
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).