by Cathy Parkes September 01, 2019 Updated: September 15, 2021
The Speech Language Pathologist is a key member of your interprofessional team. In addition to helping patients with speech and language issues, they evaluate and assist with SWALLOWING issues.
Incidence vs. Prevalence:
Incidence is the number of NEW cases of disease/injury in a population during a period of time.
Prevalence is the number of ALL cases (new and pre-existing) of disease/injury in a population during a period of time
A negative nitrogen balance indicates insufficient PROTEIN intake (due to illness, malnutrition, or aging).
It means the patient is using protein faster than it is being synthesized.