Dysphagia in acute strokes
Steve Davies , Advanced Dip Health Studies is Stroke Research Charge Nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead
Nurses are well placed to perform a key role in detecting and managing dysphagia in acute stroke patients. This article describes the anatomy and physiology involved in swallowing and provides a guide to assessing and feeding patients who have difficulty swallowing.
Nursing Standard. 13, 30, 49-53. doi: 10.7748/ns.13.30.49.s50