Dysphagia Best Practices

by Cathy Parkes March 13, 2020

Dysphagia Best Practices

Best practices for patients with DYSPHAGIA:

  • Lightly stroke chin/throat to promote swallowing.
  • Encourage patient to tuck their chin towards their chest when swallowing.
  • Thicken thin liquids.
  • Check for food pockets in patient's mouth before feeding.


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