Breathe Easy

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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.

Show Notes

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

SPEACS-2 Communication Assessment and Intervention Pathway

More Information: ATS COVID-19 Resource Center

What is Breathe Easy?

Conversations in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine by the American Thoracic Society