Sally Carson how can it be an insult to nurses? Not all nurses have a clear understanding of dysphagia and it makes me so angry that other professionals feel the need to air they are insulted? And health care professional should be 100% be happy that information will be there for everyone.
I am a nurse and although I had a basic knowledge all my help came direct from SALT.not many nurses understand issues. I once took a post in a reputable home and 7 people where on thick n easy purely because the nurse asked the gp? No one had understood sometimes a swallowing deficit does not automatically mead thicken it? I for one certainly welcome a tool for all health care professionals and off course the public who have no idea how to identify swallowing complications.
When the NMC state the proper channels i do agree with them but does this mean sweep it under the carpet to keep the public from knowing?? Facebook is a public social network and unless names were used i feel it should not be used as proof against any body? Nurses seem to be the brunt and take all the blame and the ones held to ransom by the proper channels and yet those who are ideally responsible and on very fat wage packets get glorified and never held to blame.
I am finding Nursing quite farcical and not the profession it certainly once was