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By: Karen Sheffler

Dysphagia Management: From Evidence to Implementation

Dysphagia Management: From Evidence to Implementation

After your comprehensive dysphagia evaluation with a person and finding dysphagia and aspiration, you are not done. In a person-centered care approach, the medical team needs to consider much more than just aspiration. This article and BOLUS mnemonic can guide the clinician to have meaningful conversations with the person with dysphagia, along with the rest of the medical team. Considering many variables is important in thinking about the whole person. One person with aspiration may not develop any negative health outcomes, while another person may develop aspiration pneumonia quickly. What are the different variables to know who will get sick and who will not? Read on!

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COVID-19 Pandemic and Dysphagia Management Outcomes

COVID-19 Pandemic and Dysphagia Management Outcomes

COVID-19 Pandemic and Dysphagia Management Outcomes by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com It has been well over one year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic that changed our medical speech-language pathology (SLP) practice patterns and...

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5 Dysphagia Tips for Students & New Speech-Language Pathologists

5 Dysphagia Tips for Students & New Speech-Language Pathologists

Dysphagia Tips for Students & New Speech-Language Pathologists by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com As the snow melts and the first buds of spring will be coming out across the nation, graduate students who have been cramming in the data and...

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High-Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC): Does it increase dysphagia & aspiration risk?

High-Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC): Does it increase dysphagia & aspiration risk?

High-Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC): Does it increase dysphagia & aspiration risk? by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com Can I feed my patient when she is on high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) with FiO2 of 65% and flow rate of 60 liters per minute...

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Diet Modification Without Mastication Evaluation?

Diet Modification Without Mastication Evaluation?

Diet Modification Without Complete Mastication Evaluation? by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com I remember encouraging my toddler to play with his food. We had our favorite games. One was to close our eyes and guess what food we were chewing based...

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