Triumphs and Challenges of Implementing a Nursing Bedside Swallow Screening Tool: A Stroke Coordinator's Perspective The bedside swallow screen has become an essential part of the evaluation of a patient after stroke in the hospital setting. Implementing this type of tool should be simple. However, reinforcement and monitoring of the tool presents a challenge. Verifying the consistency and reliability of nurses performing the bedside swallow ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2009
Triumphs and Challenges of Implementing a Nursing Bedside Swallow Screening Tool: A Stroke Coordinator's Perspective
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  • Kelly Poskus
    Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, CT
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Special Populations / Healthcare Settings / Articles
Article   |   December 01, 2009
Triumphs and Challenges of Implementing a Nursing Bedside Swallow Screening Tool: A Stroke Coordinator's Perspective
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2009, Vol. 18, 129-133. doi:10.1044/sasd18.4.129
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2009, Vol. 18, 129-133. doi:10.1044/sasd18.4.129
Abstract

The bedside swallow screen has become an essential part of the evaluation of a patient after stroke in the hospital setting. Implementing this type of tool should be simple. However, reinforcement and monitoring of the tool presents a challenge. Verifying the consistency and reliability of nurses performing the bedside swallow screen can be a difficult task. This article will document the journey of implementing and maintaining a reliable and valid nursing bedside swallow screen.

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