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