Nurse-led dysphagia screening in acute stroke patients.

Liz Lees, Linda Sharpe, Amanda Edwards

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Abstract

This article discusses the findings of an audit to assess the improved outcomes of a systematic approach to training nurses working in an emergency assessment area (EAA) to conduct dysphagia screening for patients who have had a stroke. The investment in training has reduced the time patients wait for dysphagia screening from 35 hours to less than one hour. As a result of this audit dysphagia screening competencies have been established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-42
Number of pages8
JournalNursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dysphagia
  • Patient assessment
  • Stroke patients

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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