Dysphagia: what learning disability nurses need to know
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Dysphagia: what learning disability nurses need to know

Nick Evans Health journalist

Swallowing difficulties are a common health risk for service users, but small changes can make a big difference to a person’s quality of life

Many people with learning disabilities have problems swallowing. These difficulties leave people at risk of breathing in food or drink, leading to choking or a condition called aspiration pneumonia. Learning disability nurses can help to manage these risks.

Learning Disability Practice. 25, 2, 8-10. doi: 10.7748/ldp.25.2.8.s3

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