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before feeding, we need to evaluate pt for swallow ability.

what is a clue someone has problems swallowing?
delayed cough
drooling
fraility
confusion
no swallow movements
weak voice
weak cough
poor oral hygene
open mouth
weak tongue movements
what are some complications related to swallow difficulties?
aspiration of food
loss of weight
dehydration
aspiration
concerning thickened foods:

nectar, honey, pudding

which runs out of the glass quickly?
nectur runs quickly
honey runs slowly
pudding glopps
will pudding pull thru a straw?
no , eat with a spoon
honey is just like what?
milkshake
swallow indicators include:
unable to close mouth around spoon
drooling
unable to chew
foods and liquids spread thru mouth into gums & cheeks
can't initiate a swallow
freq throat clearing
food or liquid coming out nose
hoarseness, wet gurgly sounds