Unique Current Issues in Dysphagia Management
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This collection of articles presents clinicians with information on some of the most timesensitivetopics in dysphagia care of utmost relevance, particularly in the current COVID-19 pandemic. Firstly, Liza Blumenfeld, Lisa Evangelista, Maggie Kuhn, KristenLinnemeyer, Nogah Nativ-Zeltzer, and Heather Starmer provide best practicerecommendations on the management of patients with head and neck cancers from thespeech-language pathology perspective amid COVID-19. Authors Hema Desia andJennifer Raminick then provide recommendations for safer feeding of infants on highflow oxygen therapy due to acute respiratory failure. Lastly, authors Grainne Brady andJustin Roe, Kellyn Hall and Leslie Johnson, and Annette Askren and Marnie Kershnerdiscuss different aspects of clinician–patient collaborated dysphagia care deliverymodels and their impact on successful outcomes.
will be able to:
- describe recommendations in caring for head and neck cancer patients during
the COVID-19 pandemic that help maintain high quality of care while minimizing
risk of viral exposure to patients and clinicians
- summarize infant-feeding guidelines and recommendations in acute respiratory
- facilitate optimized and personalized care provision
- explain the importance of shared decision making when working with culturally
and linguistically diverse patients for successful outcomes
- summarize physiological aspects of dehydration and lack of nutrition at end-oflife