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GERD Precautions to Prevent Aspiration Pneumonia

Published by <p>Handout featuring explanation of aspiration pneumonia as related to GERD as well as 8 specific strategies for reducing the symptoms of GERD and related risk of aspiration pneumonia. Designed for speech-language pathologists working with patients who have dysphagia exacerbated by GERD. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

General Swallow Precautions

Published by <p>This handout helps ensure best practices when it comes to general aspiration precautions in the context of dysphagia. Many of these straight-forward strategies are frequently overlooked; this visual is meant to provide a visual reminder for everyone involved in the care and safety of someone experiencing dysphagia. Note that these are general precautions and are […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Expiratory Muscle Strength Training (EMST)

Published by <p>This handout describes the anatomy/physiology involved in clearing foreign particles from the lungs. It describes how with dysphagia, this clearing action can sometimes be impaired due to poor cough strength. EMST is described, along with pictures of samples of EMST tools and a research study that links EMST use with progress in dysphagia therapy. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Eating Out with Dysphagia

Published by <p>Living with dysphagia can make it difficult to eat out a restaurants or other people’s homes; however, this shouldn’t keep patients and their families from doing so. Mealtime is a significant part of the day for social interaction with family and friends This handout contains some ideas and tips to consider so that eating out […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Dysphagia Diet Textures

Published by <p>Handout describing the different levels of the National Dysphagia Diet. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Coping With the Loss of Taste After Stroke or TBI

Published by <p>Handout for people coping with the loss of taste after surviving a brain injury or undergoing radiation treatment for head and neck cancer. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Candidiasis (Oral Thrush)

Published by <p>This handout is describes the causes, signs/symptoms, treatment, and prevention guidelines, with an emphasis on proper oral care. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Alternative Nutrition and Hydration Decision Making

Published by <p>The handout provides information to SLPs, doctors, nurses, nutritionists, patients, family members, and caregivers. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Globus Pharyngeus

Published by <p>Globus pharyngeus is the fullness sensation or the feeling of a lump in the throat. The cause is still uncertain but there are many possible suspected reasons. This resource provides more information about causes and treatment suggestions to relieve this sensation. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Free Water Protocol

Published by <p>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. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>