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Dysphagia Screening Assessment Tool


Description

The Dysphagia Screening Assessment Tool is designed to be used by nurses prior to any oral intake to screen patients presenting with stroke-like symptoms or any patient in whom dysphagia is suspected. It includes a list of warning signs for possible dysphagia as well as the developing hospital's policy and procedure for using the tool.
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://doctors.shorehealth.org/nursing/pdf/DYSPHAGIA.pdf (If you don't have the software to open this PDF, download free Adobe Acrobat Reader® software External Web Site Policy.)

Developer

Shore Health System; University of Maryland Health System

Funding Sources

University of Maryland Health System; Shore Health System


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 07/2007
  • Original Summary: 09/2008
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Last updated: September 29, 2008.