Changing the Dysphagia Paradigm

OVERVIEW: Patients with dysphagia are at risk for aspiration.  In recent years some experts have begun to question the use of texture modified food and consistency-modified liquids to treat dysphagia and prevent aspiration pneumonia. This session will explore the research behind the subject of the relationship between texture-modified diets and tube feeding and aspiration pneumonia, and present information on selecting the best nutrition interventions for each individual.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the current standard of care for dysphagia treatment
  • Learn emerging information about the relationship between oral care and aspiration
  • Receive practical steps for working with residents and the interdisciplinary team to meet the nutritional needs of each individual

CPE Level : II
Suggested Learning Needs Codes: 3050, 5040, 5100, 5210

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