Bedside Swallow Eval Scheduled
Can you relate to this? You get an order for a bedside swallow eval. You grab the applesauce, the crackers, the water, the straw. Or maybe you get lucky and it's lunch time so you sprint down the hall to track down your target. Where's the nurse? Are they scheduled to take any pills right now?
And then... you introduce yourself. And there is a brief moment of confusion about what exactly it is that you're doing there. You're the speech therapist... here to evaluate a swallow? That is just plain confusing. And all of a sudden, you're up in their mouth with a flashlight and asking them to blow you a kiss.
You know what we think? We think they deserve a little heads up. We think they deserve a little note on their bed/desk/chair/PT workout spot that an SLP is headed their way soon. This quick little handout gives them some basic information about what exactly a bedside swallow eval is and sets both of you up for success.
This HIPAA-friendly note is designed to be folded in half (for display in their room) and personalized with the name of their SLP and the date/time of their bedside evaluation.
Tech specs: Digital download. 1 page. 8.5 x 11 inches. PDF format. 4.8 MB.