Dysphagia Assessment

Dysphagia Assessment

Always the same...... So many people assess dysphagia in the same manner, at least from my observations. Sit with them while they eat a meal, feel laryngeal elevation and trial diet modifications. I have rarely watched SLPs complete a thorough dysphagia bedside evaluation.  There is no standardization of the Clinical Swallow Evaluation (CSE)  Thorough Chart [...]

Screening and CVA

Screening and CVA

Our hospital recently became Stroke Certified.  My initial reaction was sheer joy.  How many evaluations would that create for me!?!?!?! My new reaction is HOW many more evaluations do I have to do on patients  that did not really have a stroke!?!?!?! In working on Stroke Certification, nursing staff was educated on administration and interpretation of the 3 [...]