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Handout: Proactive Swallowing Therapy While NPO - in English or Español

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    Recent research into the effects of dysphagia therapy for patients undergoing head and neck cancer treatment have provided new insights into the importance of proactive swallowing therapy.

    This handout is designed for Speech-Language Pathologist working with people who are on relatively long-term NPO status while recovering from other health impairments. The handout describes recent research outlining benefits of proactive swallowing therapy to prevent dysphagia and describes the basic anatomy/physiology of the swallow as well as the risk of aspiration and aspiration pneumonia.

    Included in: Bundle: Dysphagia Patient, Staff, and Family Education.

    Spanish version translated by:

    Stephanie Jacobson M.A. CCC-SLP is a bilingual SLP working in acute care at Palomar Medical Center Escondido in Southern California. Stephanie completed a B.A. in Linguistics at UCLA (with a minor in Spanish), and a masters degree from San Diego State University. She initially started learning Spanish in 2002, and has spent the intervening years honing her language skills. She has also studied Quechua, Russian, Tagalog, Swedish, and Japanese. Additionally, Stephanie is a volunteer audio editor of the Swallow Your Pride Podcast.

    Tech specs: Digital download. 1 page. 8.5 x 11 inches. JPG format. 4.1 MB.

    Digital download. Buy once, use forever: Once purchased, you may save to your computer and print as many times as needed for the lifetime of your clinical practice.

    Color hard copies are $20. Free shipping within the U.S.

    Tech tips

    • PDFs are not easily opened, saved, or manipulated on phones or tablets. We recommend only downloading on a computer after purchase.
    • Digital download links will be available after payment on the checkout page and in your order confirmation via email.
    • You will have 5 download attempts over 1 month to access the file.
    • Only the purchaser may access and use the file for their own clinical practice.

    Terms of Use
    It is ok to:
    • Share a printed copy of this resource with a patient/client, their family members and friends, and non-SLP/OT/PT related staff such as nursing, home healthcare providers, physicians, CNAs, social services, dietitians, activities teams, teachers, caregivers, etc.
    • Digitally share the file via online, secure, HIPAA-compliant teletherapy software platforms to any of the people listed in the above point in the context of teletherapy.
    It is not ok to:
    • Share any digital copy with clients outside of the context of teletherapy.
    • Store these files in any publicly accessible online storage system, such as a shared Google drive or other online storage service.
    • Share these files with other SLP/OT/PT related colleagues or friends. Please refer, don’t share.

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