Swallowing: Indicators and Management

This Fact Sheet accompanies the Swallowing class in the Techniques for Everyday Tasks classroom.

Swallowing problems may be caused by:

Three aspects to focus for helping with swallowing problems:

Clinical Symptoms of Swallowing Problems:

Clinical Indicators of Aspiration:

What to do?

Ways to Promote Eating Safely:

Special Equipment:

http://www.simplythick.com/ this is a newer product

http://www.brucemedical.com/ (for “Thick-it” look under “Foods/Beverages” then “Food and beverages thickeners”)

http://www.caregiversmarketplace.com/ (for “Thicken-Up” look under “Medical Nutrition” then “swallowing problems” then “view swallowing problems”)

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