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.
Print+Digital edition is $10 and includes immediate access to the digital file plus 20 color copies delivered to your mailbox.
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.