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On Free Water

In my previous post, I discussed the impact of thickened fluid prescriptions on quality of life and hydration. The hospital where I’m currently completing an entry-level placement has implemented a quasi-Free Water Protocol along the lines of the famous… 727 more words

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Perfectly Safe Popsicles

If you’ve been prescribed thickened liquids and you miss eating ice cream and other frozen treats, this video will help you

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#thickenedliquidchallenge with @DrMukeshH: Do thickened fluids benefit people with swallowing problems?

The team at GeriPal started the Thickened Liquid Challenge to raise awareness of the use of thickened liquids (or thickened fluids, as I know them) for people with swallowing difficulties. 378 more words

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Like drinking paste

I saw a patient last Monday for a review in the hospital. Reading through the progress notes I felt an gradually increasing feeling of dread. Every professional from the night nurse to the geriatrician had noted “hates thickened H2O!” What if I reviewed her and she wasn’t safe for thickened fluids? 670 more words

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Books to Read-The Swallowing Pocket Guide

So, maybe it’s not so much a book to read as an excellent reference guide to have for daily use.  This book breaks down the anatomy and physiology into a very simple format.   28 more words

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Carbonated Beverages

Carbonated beverages have hit the dysphagia world by storm.  Much of the recent dysphagia research has focused on the sensory portion of the swallow and how sensory drives the swallowing process.   391 more words

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