Clever Clinical Clips Dr. H. Edward Tosis The two best allies you have on the floor of most facilities are the charge nurse and the dietary manager. I have always found it in the best interest of the swallowing therapist (and, thus, the patient) to remain in the good graces of both. ... Article
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Article   |   April 01, 2000
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SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), April 2000, Vol. 9, 13. doi:10.1044/sasd9.1.13
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), April 2000, Vol. 9, 13. doi:10.1044/sasd9.1.13
Dr. H. Edward Tosis
The two best allies you have on the floor of most facilities are the charge nurse and the dietary manager. I have always found it in the best interest of the swallowing therapist (and, thus, the patient) to remain in the good graces of both. Maintaining a good rapport often simply means not bothering these busy professionals by interrupting their routine unnecessarily.
The Dilemma:
Having an appropriate item to screen a new patient’s ability to chew and form a bolus is often difficult. This is especially true when a new patient arrives just before lunch and the nursing staff would like you to see what they can manage and the kitchen staff are getting the trays ready for distribution.
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