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Dysphagia assessment and treatment: a guide for nurses

How to identify eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties, often associated with stroke, head and neck cancers and neurological conditions, and provide support

How to identify eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties, often associated with stroke, head and neck cancers and neurological conditions, and provide support

  • The risk factors and referral options to consider when patients display signs of dysphagia
  • Why so-called ‘risk feeding’ may be the best approach to care, despite a perceived risk of aspiration or choking
  • Tools and guides that can help you support patients and their carers, including ensuring food is palatable and properly prepared

Dysphagia describes eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties in an individual of any age.

Because it often occurs at the same time as other health conditions, it is difficult to be certain of the prevalence

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