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What nursing staff needs to know about swallowing disorders and swallow precautions - Therapy Fix - SLP Insights
What nursing staff needs to know about swallowing disorders and swallow precautions - Therapy Fix - SLP Insights
What nursing staff needs to know about swallowing disorders and swallow precautions - Therapy Fix - SLP Insights
What nursing staff needs to know about swallowing disorders and swallow precautions - Therapy Fix - SLP Insights
What nursing staff needs to know about swallowing disorders and swallow precautions - Therapy Fix - SLP Insights

Handout: What Nursing Staff Needs to Know About Swallowing Disorders and Swallow Precautions

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This 5-page handout is designed to assist speech-language pathologists with staff education and training around dysphagia knowledge and precautions. The handout includes information about:

  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphagia risks
  • The qualifications and role of the SLP
  • Aspiration risks
  • Red flags of dysphagia
  • Strategies SLPs use to reduce risks
  • Basic swallow anatomy
  • Strategies nurses and CNAs can use to help people with dysphagia
  • How to prepare thickened liquids with instructions for powder thickeners and gel thickeners
  • Signs and symptoms of dysphagia by common diagnoses
  • The importance of oral care
  • The risk of aspiration pneumonia in the context of oral care, aspiration risk, and auto-immune status

Featured in the August 2018 Therapy Fix.

Digital edition is $15.

Print+Digital edition is $35 and includes immediate access to the digital file plus 10 color copies delivered to your mailbox.

Tech specs: Digital download. 5 pages. 8.5 x 11 inches. PDF format. 18.8 MB.