Handout: Post-Extubation Dysphagia
This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working in settings where patients are experiencing dysphagia after being intubated due to surgery or an emergency situation. The handout describes the process of endotracheal intubation, the risk of developing dysphagia, statistics on recovery, how speech-language pathologists can help, and symptoms that would indicate the need for physician referral. The handout also has a visual anatomy drawing with highlights around the vocal folds and epiglottis, which can be damaged during intubation.
Tech specs: Digital download. 1 page. 8.5 x 11 inches. PDF format. 3.9 MB.