Adult Education | SPEECH & LANGUAGE


Third Edition
book with CD
Nancy B. Swigert
  • Pages 191
  • Product Code 31717 ( MR #065708 )

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This best-selling book is a practical resource that gives you an evidence-based, working knowledge of the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia plus tools to organize your dysphagia services. The Source for Dysphagia–Third Edition is filled with "need-to-know" information and patient/staff education materials that busy clincians can use every day!
The chapters in the book cover:
  • Preparing for a Patient Assessment
  • Medicare Expectations and Other Billing Issues
  • Screenings and Bedside/Clinical Evaluations
  • Education and Advocacy: Patient/Family, Staff, Physicians, Administrators, and Payers
  • Ethics: Decision Making in Rehabilitative and End-of-Life Situations
  • Instrumental Assessment of Swallowing (Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing [FEES®])
  • Planning Dysphagia Treatment
  • Documenting Treatment
  • Special Considerations in Intensive Care
  • Using Data to Manage Dysphagia
The book comes with a CD of an additional 139 printable pages of therapy materials in PDF format, including:
  • Bedside Dysphagia Evaluation form
  • FEES® Report form
  • Modified Barium Swallow Report form
  • Patient Interview form
  • Case examples
  • Patient/family education materials (e.g., What You'll See During a Modified Barium Swallow Study, How to Perform Safe Swallowing Exercises, LIfestyle Modifications for Patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
  • Handouts of Swallowing Guidelines (e.g., No Thin Liquids, Taking PO Meds, Silent Aspiration)
  • Staff inservice on dysphagia
  • Suctioning Competency Validation Tool
  • Efficacy references
  • Sample letters to physicians
  • Referral forms

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