Category list : Dysphagia
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A game-based training tool to support people caring for patients with swallowing difficulties has been launched this week.
Use of fluid thickener to reduce dysphagia riskSubscription
People with swallowing difficulties are at risk of choking, dehydration and aspiration. A care home company developed training and compared the use of thickeners
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How can the safe administration of drugs to patients with dysphagia be managed? What do you think?
Why are medicine administration error rates higher in patients with dysphagia?
Medication errors in patients with dysphagiaSubscription
A study examined whether medication errors were more common in acute hospital patients with dysphagia than those without, and the type and cause of such errors.
Drug administration guides in dysphagiaSubscription
People with dysphagia suffer more drug administration errors than the general population. Individualised guides were developed to boost nurses’ confidence and improve safety.
Care home nurses in Derbyshire are to receive specialist training in helping older patients in care homes with feeding or swallowing difficulties.
Dysphagia patients have longer hospital staysSubscription
Hospital patients with dysphagia average a 40% longer stay than patients without the condition, according to US researchers.
Patients with a wide variety of conditions can develop feeding and swallowing problems. An observation screening tool aimed to increase detection of dysphagia