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The study set out to determine if different postural positions influence the perceived effort of swallowing and sip size taken during simulated pill swallows. The questions driving this analysis were based on the clinical observations and standard nursing practices for medication administration to patients in reclining hospital beds. Nurses state there is no standard oral medication protocol for safe swallowing practices in patients with dysphagia. 22 participants were recruited and instructed to swallow one or two gel capsules at 6 conditions with cup and straw use. Water in grams was measured before and after swallows.

Location

Soza Ballroom, Upchurch University Center

Start Date

4-23-2019 3:10 PM

End Date

4-23-2019 4:05 PM

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Effect of Postural Position and Utensil Use on Stimulated Pill Swallows

Soza Ballroom, Upchurch University Center

The study set out to determine if different postural positions influence the perceived effort of swallowing and sip size taken during simulated pill swallows. The questions driving this analysis were based on the clinical observations and standard nursing practices for medication administration to patients in reclining hospital beds. Nurses state there is no standard oral medication protocol for safe swallowing practices in patients with dysphagia. 22 participants were recruited and instructed to swallow one or two gel capsules at 6 conditions with cup and straw use. Water in grams was measured before and after swallows.

 

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