SPEACS-2: Online Communication Training for ICU Nurses
SPEACS-2 is an online professional development toolkit designed to assist nurses with assessing and communicating with nonvocal, mechanically ventilated patients.
Initially developed and tested in a study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to improve nurse-communication, SPEACS-2 is endorsed by AACN and refined and tested by more than 300 ICU nurses in a study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) project.
The online communication toolkit includes:
- 60-minute self-guided training program.
- Downloadable pocket reference guides.
- References and resource guides.
- Tips for implementation in the ICU.
Get a comprehensive description of the SPEACS-2 communication training program and access the interactive learning modules at http://go.osu.edu/speacs2.