Electrodes…..Are they really all the same??

One of the biggest controversies in dysphagia therapy has to be NMES or Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, to use it or to not use it.  It has been extensively researched, although results of the research vary. Whether you believe in NMES for dysphagia or use NMES, you need to understand the facts between the electrodes.  It's [...]

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 [...]