Dysphagia describes eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties in an individual of any age.
This episode of the Nursing Standard podcast explores this complex and potentially life-threatening problem, what nurses need to be looking out for, and how and when it should be escalated.
Guest Rachael Jones, senior advanced nurse practitioner in stroke at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and chair of the National Stroke Nursing Forum, talks about which patients are at higher risk, and which signs suggest further assessment is needed.
In the interview with journalist Erin Dean, she explains the impact that swallowing difficulties can have on people’s lives and how the views of the patient need to be taken into account.
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