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What are two reasons it's a good idea to have a multidisciplinary team available to patients w/ dysphagia?
1) Some patients come both for swallowing eval. and to establish etiology of dysphagia, which may be of various types (neurology, cancer, etc.)
2) Complexity of mgmt for dysphagic patient
p. 367-368
___ and ___ are at particularly higher risk for oropharyngeal and esophageal disorders
Patients over 60, kids w/ congenital neurologic issues
p. 368
In the multi-disciplinary approach, initial intake and evaluation is usually done by the ___
SLP
p. 368
Intake involves ___
1) history of symptoms and their progression
2) medical history incl. medications
3) oropharyngeal evaluation
p. 368
Following radiograpic assessment, patient should be referred to ___
GI, other medical/llied health professionals
p. 368
Interactions btw medications, or medications by themselves, can cause ___
xerostomia
p. 369
A dysphagic patient can aspirate if ___
given too much food, too quickly
p. 369
During transitions from non-oral to oral intake, the dietician_-_
monitors patients' daily oral calorie intake, decreases non-oral intake as needed
p. 369
Together, dietitian, swallowing therapist, and physician determine___
when patient can safely switch to oral intake
p. 369