Evaluate patients for swallowing problems in just 30 minutes. This kit includes a pocket-sized version of the evaluation in a flip book format for easy bedside administration.
The protocol enables you to quickly evaluate the factors that may contribute to swallowing difficulties. It provides guidelines for conducting a feeding trial at bedside, and helps you know when to initiate, continue, or stop a swallowing evaluation.
Results of the evaluation can help you determine whether a patient is appropriate for videofluoroscopy, and assist you in defining the variables and factors that need to be evaluated further through videofluoroscopy. Use the evaluation to identify the contributing factors in a patient's dysphagia, and for classifying and defining treatment for specific types of dysphagia.