12.1 Discuss the rationale that all stroke survivors require a validated dysphagia screening protocol prior to resuming oral intake.
Canadian Stroke Best Practices – Assessment and Management of Dysphagia and Malnutrition Following Stroke
“Critical Review: Who has a Role in Swallowing” (Journal Article)
Management of patients with stroke: identification and management of dysphagia guideline
Canadian Hemispheres Level IV Dysphagia (Requiring paid subscription)
Develop Sample documentation from patient care plan.
Successful completion of Canadian Hemispheres Level 4 & Quiz. (Requiring paid subscription)
12.2 Identify the early signs and symptoms of dysphagia.
SWO Acute Stroke Orientation Module 6
Heart and Stroke Foundation Taking Action for Optimal Community and Long-term Stroke Care (TACLS) Chapter 3
Successful completion of SWO Acute Stroke Orientation Module 6 & Test.
12.3 Identify and demonstrate how positioning, feeding, pocketing and oral hygiene affect the potential for aspiration.
STARS Stroke Competencies Module: Feeding, Hydration and nutrition following stroke
Apex Innovations (2013) Hemispheres TM Stroke. Competency Series Level IV Continuation of Care (Requires Paid Subscription)
Completion of STARS advancing module & case study.
Sample documentation from patient care plan