Easier Swallowing Poster
Easier Swallowing Poster
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Freely downloadable poster for patient to record the texture modified diet guidance they have received. To be used with NDR-UK's Guidelines to the Easier Swallowing Poster (ref 9094).
Review of these products is on hold pending the British Dietetics Association’s decision about adopting the IDDSI framework in the UK.
Advice requires some explanation from a Health Professional who has basic nutrition knowledge to enable correct implementation.
A series of diet leaflets on eating, drinking and swallowing (EDS) disorders, which are tailored to the Target Group (Target Group) needs.
The Target Group will understand:
- their EDS difficulties
- the risks associated with their EDS difficulties, particularly reduced food and fluid intake which can cause malnutrition and dehydration.
- Understand the need for textured diets and fluids as part of management of their EDS difficulties.
- Describe which food and fluid consistency has been recommended for them
- The Target Group will be aware of the 5 food groups and the amounts of food to eat from each group for general health, but this is not the main priority in this resource.
New Dysphagia Diet Food Texture Descriptors published by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) Dysphagia Expert Reference Group in association with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, April 2011. This product has been reviewed and updates previous ref 9360/1 to ensure compliance with the new descriptors. To view the Dysphagia Diet Food Texture Descriptors document, click here.
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