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When it's hard to swallow. Feeding techniques for dysphagia management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2324436     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There are three phases of swallowing: oral, where the food is chewed; pharyngeal, where the bolus begins to move downward; and esophageal, where the bolus enters the esophagus. Signs of difficulty in swallowing may include difficulty initiating the swallow, packing food into cheeks, drooling, cough after a swallow or absent or weak cough, or fluid leaking from the nose after swallowing. Take your time when feeding patients and do not wash food down with liquids. Also, remember to position the patient properly and teach both the patient and his family effective feeding techniques.
P A Donahue
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gerontological nursing     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0098-9134     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gerontol Nurs     Publication Date:  1990 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-05-24     Completed Date:  1990-05-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7510258     Medline TA:  J Gerontol Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6-9     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Deglutition Disorders / nursing*
Patient Education as Topic

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