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.
- 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