Christina L. Silva, MSN, RN

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    Job Title :
    Registered Nurse

    Specialties :
    Speech Pathologists

    Hospital Affiliation :
    Uniontown Hospital

    Practice Name :
    Uniontown Hospital

    Practice Website :
    http://www.uniontownhospital.com

    Years in Practice :
    9 Years

    Description of Practice :

     

    As a full time inpatient Speech Language Pathologist at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, my current caseload includes patients on the Traumatic Brain Injury, Neurology, and Cardiopulmonary Units. My patients range in age from pediatric to geriatric, with a variety of diagnoses and disorder areas. In this acute rehabilitative setting, therapy encompasses all aspects of the field of Speech Language Pathology, including speech, language, cognition, swallowing, voice, fluency, alternative and augmentative communication and coma stimulation.


    In the past three years, I have gained experience in a variety of settings. I completed my Clinical Fellowship Year in a subacute facility treating adult and geriatric patients with Alzheimers, tracheostomy and ventilator dependence, and long term care needs. From there, I went on to become a traveling therapist, treating adult and geriatric patients in acute care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, and children and teenagers with multiple disabilities in elementary and high school pediatric settings.

    Areas of Expertise :
    OB and Nursing Faculty

    Education/Degree :
    Pennsylvania State University

    Year Graduated :
    2003

    Internships :
    Doctorate in Progress, Penn State, EGD 2015

    Board Certification :
    MSN (Master's of Science in Nursing)

    Faculty Appointments :

    • Lectures at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Professional Society Memberships :
    Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Theta Tau

    Attributes Success To:

     

    I attribute my success within the field not only to my own motivation and drive to help those in need, but also to many of the people I’ve encountered along the way. I attribute my determination to succeed to my parents and family and their endless encouragement and support along the way. I attribute my clinical expertise to my coworkers, professors, and supervisors who taught me the knowledge, skills, and importance of working together toward a common goal. Finally, I attribute my compassion and value of life to my patients and their families, as they’ve taught me the value of life, and the importance of dedication and strength to overcome its many challenges.

    Gender :
    female

    Favorite Medical Journal :
    American Journal of Nursing, Nurse Educator

    Hobbies/Sports :
    Kayaking

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