12. Dysphagia

Learning Objective:

12.1 Discuss the rationale that all stroke survivors require a validated dysphagia screening protocol prior to resuming oral intake.

Suggested Evaluation Methods:

Develop Sample documentation from patient care plan.

Successful completion of Canadian Hemispheres Level 4 & Quiz. (Requiring paid subscription)

Learning Objective:

12.2 Identify the early signs and symptoms of dysphagia.

Suggested Learning Resources:

SWO Acute Stroke Orientation Module 6

Suggested Evaluation Methods:

Successful completion of SWO Acute Stroke Orientation Module 6 & Test.

Learning Objective:

12.3 Identify and demonstrate how positioning, feeding, pocketing and oral hygiene affect the potential for aspiration.

Suggested Evaluation Methods:

Completion of STARS advancing module & case study.

Sample documentation from patient care plan