Hard to Swallow

Koomson, D, Ellis, D, Goodwin, APL, Srivastava, V, Freeth, H and Wherry, Sally-Anne ORCID: 0000-0002-2496-1178 (2021) Hard to Swallow. Other. NCEPOD, London.

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Abstract

A review of the quality of dysphagia care provided to patients with Parkinson’s disease aged 16 years and over who were admitted to hospital when acutely unwell. Aim To examine the pathway of care for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who were admitted to hospital when unwell, and to explore multidisciplinary care and organisational factors in the process of identifying, screening, assessing, treating and monitoring of their ability to swallow. Method Adult patients aged 16 and over with PD who were acutely unwell and admitted to hospital for at least one day, between 7th January and 3rd March 2019. From the whole group a maximum of four patients per hospital were randomly selected for inclusion. The treating clinician was asked to complete a questionnaire and case notes were requested for peer review. Key messages: 1. Document the swallow status of all patients with PD at the point of referral to hospital. 2. Screen patients with PD for swallowing difficulties at admission. 3. Refer patients with PD who have swallowing difficulties (or who have problems with communication) to speech and language therapy.4. Notify the specialist PD service (hospital and/ or community) when a patient with PD is admitted, if there is any indication from the notes, or following discussion with the patient or their relatives/carers, that there has been a deterioration or progression of their clinical state. 5. Provide written information at discharge on how to manage swallowing difficulties.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Additional Information: Sally-Anne Wherry worked as a reviewer of the source material.
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Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Health and Social Care > Nursing
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Sally-Anne Wherry
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2021 10:19
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2021 10:19
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/10176

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