Dysphagia Best Practices

by Cathy Parkes April 30, 2021 Updated: July 20, 2022

Best practices for patients with DYSPHAGIA: Sit patient in upright position (High-fowler's). Lightly stroke chin/throat to promote swallowing. Teach patient to tuck their chin towards their chest when swallowing. Thicken thin liquids.

Best practices for patients with DYSPHAGIA:

  • Sit patient in upright position (High-fowler's).
  • Lightly stroke chin/throat to promote swallowing.
  • Teach patient to tuck their chin towards their chest when swallowing.
  • Thicken thin liquids.

Read more in our full article on dysphagia.



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