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Nurs Stand. 2006 Oct 18-24;21(6):35-42.

Nurse-led dysphagia screening in acute stroke patients.

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Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham. liz.lees@heartofengland.nhs.uk

Abstract

This article discusses the findings of an audit to assess the improved outcomes of a systematic approach to training nurses working in an emergency assessment area (EAA) to conduct dysphagia screening for patients who have had a stroke. The investment in training has reduced the time patients wait for dysphagia screening from 35 hours to less than one hour. As a result of this audit dysphagia screening competencies have been established.

PMID:
17069157
DOI:
10.7748/ns2006.10.21.6.35.c6373
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