If you know there are patients at out there in your hospital who need you, but aren’t on your caseload, here’s what to do. Zach Smith describes actions you can take to get doctors and nurses to sit up, take notice of your speech department, and get those referrals flowing in.

In-services are great, but are they the be-all, end-all? No! We need to reach out in all kinds of ways to help other departments buy in to our services. Zach talks through ideas for how to reach out and get everyone else as excited about swallowing and speech pathology as we all are. The bonus of all this leg work? The more other departments see you and respect you, the more resources will move in your direction (HELLO, new FEES program)!

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