Strategies

Free Water Protocol

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Print Resource — US Letter — 1 page

Population:

Adult

Discipline:

SLP

Diagnosis:

Dysphagia
Hydration is a persistent challenge for patients who are NPO. This handout describes the Free Water Protocol, established in 1984 at the Frazier Rehab Institute. The handout describes the risks, benefits, and guidelines around the protocol and is appropriate for staff, patients, families, caregivers, and therapists.
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