Choking and Swallowing Assessments in LTC: Clinical Indicators and Guidelines

Author(s)Canadian Association for Drugs and Technology

Published by the Canadian Association for Drugs and Technology in Health, Health Technology Inquiry Service (HTIS), in July 2010, this report examined the literature to answer the following research questions: 
1. What are the clinical indications for a change in solid food diet in otherwise healthy residents in long term care who are having difficulties with choking or swallowing?
2. What are the evidence-based guidelines for the use of choking or swallowing assessments for residents in long term care?

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