Oropharyngeal Dysphagia: pathophysiology & management
Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) affects around half of all patients who have had a stroke. As a result this causes nutritional and respiratory complications, impairs quality of life and causes death. Take this e-learning course to understand how to diagnose, treat and support better outcomes for patients.
Use the course below to test your knowledge.
Please start with the introduction section and work your way through each section of the course. The course includes videos, audio slides and interactive assessments.
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Nutricia supports the Angels Initiative to help healthcare professionals and stroke centres to improve screening for, and nutritional management of, dysphagia.
Swallow in stroke/tia (ASSIST)
It has been proven that nurse led interventions to manage fever, hyperglycemia and swallow difficulties significantly decreased death and dependency after stroke. Use the following resources to improve and assess your knowledge.