Stroke-Associated Pneumonia

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The graph above and the following findings are taken from “The association between delays in screening for and assessing dysphagia after acute stroke, and the risk of stroke-associated pneumonia” 1 (Bray BD, et al on behalf of the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme Collaboration): There is a strong relationship between delays in comprehensive dysphagia assessment and incidence of stroke-associated…

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Trinity Hospice Adopts The TeleswallowingTM System

Demonstrating the Teleswallowing system in action

Speech and Language Therapist Veronica Southern has won a number of awards and honours for the work she has done promoting the innovative use of technology to enable clinicians to remotely and rapidly assess a patient’s needs without the need for a face-to-face assessment, when it is appropriate to do so. This may have significant…

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