Posts Tagged "oral care"

Should you use dysphagia waivers?

Should you use dysphagia waivers?

Somewhere in my career my thoughts about dysphagia (or diet) waivers changed gradually. Although I was told they don’t hold up in court, I was also reminded over and over that dysphagia waivers must be completed. As I completed waiver

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Help elders avoid aspiration pneumonia: Grab a toothbrush

Help elders avoid aspiration pneumonia: Grab a toothbrush

Aspiration pneumonia is a cyclical beast. When elders get aspiration pneumonia it weakens their whole body, impacts their general medical status, and ultimately increases their risk for additional aspiration and aspiration pneumonia. Pneumonia increases risk for hospitalization, decreased quality of

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