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By the end of this topic you should: Know more about common swallowing problems and how they are assessed. Know about how to modify the texture of food and drinks. Know alternatives to feeding by mouth e.g PEG or NG … Continue reading

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Swallowing assessment

The following film clip shows how a nurse would check a stroke patients ability to swallow safely. This test is important because if the swallow has been affected by a stroke food and drinks can enter the lung rather than … Continue reading

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Swallowing assessment video

This is a simple but crucial test which should be done for every person after a stroke. Usually administered by nursing staff who will ask the person to┬átake small teaspoons of water. If the person can do this without coughing, … Continue reading

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Modified texture diets video

Discuss with speech and language therapist, dietitian or nursing staff if there are any doubts about what the individual person should or should not be eating. Even giving ice cubes or ice chips to moisten the mouth may not be … Continue reading

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