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Dysphagia Management: From Evidence to Implementation

Dysphagia Management: From Evidence to Implementation

Dysphagia Management: From Evidence to Implementation By Phyllis M. Palmer, PhD, CCC-SLP & Aaron H. Padilla, MS, CCC-SLP Editor: Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com Editor’s note: When I read: “Risk of an Adverse Event in Individuals Who... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
Are We Ready for Post-Extubation Dysphagia (COVID-19)?

Are We Ready for Post-Extubation Dysphagia (COVID-19)?

Are We Ready for Post-Extubation Dysphagia? By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com I have a secret! I have been wanting to write a definitive blog about post-extubation dysphagia for years. However, I have shied away from it, as there have been no... Read More

Low Radiation Risks from Videofluoroscopic SwallowStudy.com (Adults)

Know the Facts: What are the True Radiation Risks from Videofluoroscopic SwallowStudy.com? By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com in collaboration with Dr. Heather Shaw Bonilha, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Are these common scenarios in your clinical day working... Read More

HOPE for Dysphagia: Got Your Speech-Language Pathologist?

Hope for Dysphagia: Got a Speech-Language Pathologist on Your Multidisciplinary Dysphagia Team? By Karen M. Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com This blog is in response to an article published by the Washington Post on February 25, 2018 in the Health... Read More