will still be at risk of aspiration of secretions and on tube feeding due to positioning. Controlling stimuli and the meal-time environment is also important for patients with agitation and combativeness. Nowak P, Cohn AM, Giudece MA. Investigation of the causal relationship between tracheotomy and aspiration in the acute care setting. and comfort of staff as well as the patient. And the second question, if a patient is truly NPO in acute care, my experience is they are really at end of life (or needing a tube feeding). we are excited about. Terk AR, Leder SB, Burrell MI. 1999;14(5):497–504. Could The greatest swallowing improvements were noted during the first 6 months post-injury, with more gradual improvements after this time. Mackay LE, Morgan AS, Bernstein BA. Combativeness and refusal to be fed by a caregiver can also cause safe feeding problems when complicated by impulsivity . Research into the treatment and management of dysphagia in TBI-specific populations tends to be limited and often lack scientific rigor. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. O’Neil-Pirozzi TM, Lisiecki DJ, Momose KJ, Connors JJ, Milliner MP. The social and psychological impacts of dysphagia can reduce patients’ quality of life . are if the patient can’t swallow. to decreased LOA [loss of alertness], and please call us should the patient become Causes and complications associated with swallowing disorders in traumatic brain injury. Effect of citric acid and citric acid-sucrose mixtures on swallowing in neurogenic oropharyngeal dysphagia. Dysphagia & stroke 50% of stroke patients have dysphagia in the first few days after the stroke. our DON [director of nursing] and medical director ahead of time on what evidence Patterns and predictors of swallowing resolution following adult traumatic brain injury. Adjunctive neuromuscular electrical stimulation for treatment-refractory dysphagia. 1987;8:91–6. are if the patient can’t swallow. 2001;16(1):61–75. I think this translates Adams JH, Graham DI, Scott G, Parker LS, Doyle D. Brain damage in fatal non-missile head injury. Clark HM. Participant: I was wondering if you had any practical interdisciplinary communication tips for point of view from the facility management, then you can provide the direct-care staff After a couple of days of this, I discontinue the order if there is no With Dementia,”, Palliative Care in Dysphagia and Dementia, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (AJSLP), Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (JSLHR), Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools (LSHSS), Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders (CICSD). so worried about being “correct” (a graduate school hangover?) Veis SL, Logemann JA. 1983;63(12):1992–7. Saatman KE, Duhaime A-C, Bullock R, Maas AIR, Valadka A, et al. 1999;14:93–109. And in a different kind Typically, NPO status due to dysphagia is an attempt to prevent aspiration, choking and other potential negative consequences of dysphagia (weight loss, dehydration, recurrent UTIs, skin breakdown, fatigue, malnutrition). The argument against electrical stimulation for dysphagia. Speech pathologists commonly recommend thickening fluids and/or softening or pureeing food . Dysphagia. Softened or pureed foods are recommended if a patient has difficulty manipulating challenging food consistencies  such as hard, chewy or crumbly foods or foods with dual consistencies (e.g., soup containing solid vegetable pieces). The effortful swallow increases oral pressure during swallowing, the amplitude of submental muscle activation , tongue base retraction, duration of pharyngeal pressure, among other changes . Rowe LA. some good, collaborative, interdisciplinary education on palliative care, and some A thorough premorbid and current medical history including the nature and severity of the TBI are obtained from the medical file. say about this decision?” Helping the POA get away from their own feelings about it, Anaesthesia. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Simultaneous videofluoroscopic swallow study and modified Evans blue dye procedure: an evaluation of blue dye visualization in cases of known aspiration. [email protected], © 2017 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its complications contribute significantly to mortality and morbidity worldwide. Dysphagia & … 2008;51(5):1072–87. Ludlow CL, Humbert I, Saxon K, Poletto C, Sonies B, Crujido L. Effects of surface electrical stimulation both at rest and during swallowing in chronic pharyngeal dysphagia. Krival: Interacting with family and patients is a huge area of discussion in our field, isn’t Martens L, Cameron T, Simonsen M. Effects of a multidisciplinary management program on neurologically impaired patients with dysphagia. Acta Radiol. 2012;17(5):13, 15. Disordered sensory perception in some patients may result in difficulty registering that food/fluid remains in their mouth . Tumor Morgan A, Ward E, Murdoch B. This assesses the oral structures and their functions (e.g., symmetry, sensation), the cranial nerves involved in swallowing, oral hygiene, dentition and, if appropriate, an oral food and/or fluid trial of varying consistencies [62, 63]. mind about the risk/benefit considerations that went into their initial decision. Electrical stimulation and dysphagia: what we do and don’t know. Thus, without an accurate identification of the nature of the problem use of oral motor exercises as a form of treatment is not prudent. J Head Trauma Rehabil. Agitated patients, and those with verbal and/or physical outbursts, are at risk of choking or aspirating if outbursts occur during mealtimes [8, 9, 40]. Depending on the patient, postures including chin down, head rotation to the damaged side, head tilt to the stronger side, or lying down may be trialed . a clinician, in my view. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 1994;105:563–6. Folia Phoniatr Logop. Here are some factors that may be related to Impaired Swallowing: Neuromuscular: 1. Robbins J, Butler SG, Daniels SK, Gross RD, Langmore S, et al. Patients with TBI and dysphagia have longer average hospital admissions compared to those without dysphagia  and are at risk of weight loss, malnutrition and dehydration . Bogaardt HCA, Grolman W, Fokkens WJ. Quagliarello V, Ginter S, Han L, Van Ness P, Allore H, Tinetti M. Modifiable risk factors for nursing home-acquired pneumonia. Ian J. Baguley. is on palliative care and through instrumentation is known to aspirate thin liquids Swallowing dysfunction in patients receiving prolonged mechanical ventilation. Techniques to maximize signal detection and avoid misinterpretation of signals are also important . Donzelli J, Brady S, Wesling M, Theisen M. Effects of the removal of the tracheotomy tube on swallowing during the fiberoptic endoscopic exam of the swallow (FEES). If a patient is tracheotomised, blue dye tests may also be used to screen for aspiration. Arend: I write these up as a “screening note” and say patient not appropriate for eval due Taken together, these studies support the contention that the presentation of post-TBI dysphagia differs to that following CVA. Liquids are usually thickened, while solid foods be altered to one of the following consistencies: pureed, semi-solid, soft, set. Factors affecting oral feeding with severe traumatic brain injury. Carnaby G, Hankey G, Pizzi J. Behavioual intervention for dysphagia in acute stroke: a randomised controlled trial. to care pretty quickly after a few reviews. Participant: What one article best illustrates the benefits of careful hand feeding over tube feeding? A systematic review of randomised controlled trials in the field of dysphagia rehabilitation. Humbert IA. Hoppers P, Holm SE. Morgan A, Ward E, Murdoch B, Gilmore G, Bilbie K. A study of the resolution of paediatric dysphagia following traumatic brain injury: practical implications for clinicians. Despite this, common treatment and management strategies for patients with neurogenic dysphagia have relevance to TBI. Krival: I will say that what helped me most in the SNF setting was to have collaborated with 1999;14:146–9. patient who is truly at end of life, I provide education to staff and family about 2011 Jun;46(6):559-65. doi: 10.1002/ppul.21400. Sometimes, if they see the patient is really miserable, painful swallowing, lots of coughing, finding the Confirmation of no causal relationship between tracheotomy and aspiration status: a direct replication study. If the dysphagia manifests in pharyngeal and/or laryngeal deficits, further instrumental assessments may be undertaken [62, 63]. Asia Pac J Speech Lang Hear. Neurogastroenterol Motil. Implementation of an oral care program to maintain and improve oral health reduced the risk of pneumonia in an aged care population . Guidance for the family and caregivers regarding adequate communication is important, for example, use of short verbal instructions, simple, written instructions, repetition and avoidance abstract language can be discussed and modeled . Second, population demographics are different, with CVA more common in older patients with degenerative co-morbidities. Hospital in Olympia, Washington. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. Howle AA, Nott MT, Baguley IJ. Oral health and swallowing problems. VFSS may indicate swallowing difficulty with particular consistencies such as thin fluids, so these may be eliminated from the patient’s diet. Neurogastroenterol Motil. DYSPHAGIA: A COMPARISON OF TREATMENT EFFECTIVENESS by Larenda Henshaw A.A., Southeastern Illinois College, 2008 B.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2010 A … That meeting helped a lot. 1998;13:208–12. 2007;21(13–14):1411–7. Current Dysphagia Therapy Techniques 1. 2007;88:150–8. 2002;17(3):220–41. So probably the starting place is before that particular issue arises with Typically, subjects with dysphagia following TBI are placed into non-specific ‘neurogenic’ dysphagia subject groups, which include subjects with degenerative neurological diseases, neurological cancers, and cerebrovascular accident. Morgan A, Ward E, Murdoch B, Bilbie K. Acute characteristics of pediatric dysphagia subsequent to traumatic brain injury: videofluoroscopic assessment. And the second question, if a patient is truly NPO in acute care, my experience is Higher level cognitive impairments involving organizational and sequencing skills may cause difficulty for patients undertaking appropriate strategies [8, 9, 40]. Duffy JR. Motor speech disorders: substrates, differential diagnosis, and management. Determinants of hospital costs associated with traumatic brain injury in England and Wales. 2003;18:231–41. Strength-training exercise in dysphagia rehabilitation: prinicples, procedures, and directions for future research. Chest. On my SLP team, we share freely with each other the things we are learning and what Carnaby-Mann GD, Crary MA. The strong relationship between cognition and safe oral feeding is reported frequently. how you would document this in your chart note. Participant: If an eval is ordered and the patient is unresponsive/actively dying, the lecture 2004;19:160–4. of a patient with few social supports where there is no one else to assist with feeding? NPO due to inability to swallow secondary to unresponsiveness to oral stimuli, etc.? The Speech Pathology Association of Australia Limited; 2004. p. 9–11. but is choosing to accept these risks for comfort and QO), especially in the context It is there that we have the freedom to use what we know with our patients—but Langmore SE, Schatz K, Olsen N. Endoscopic and videofluoroscopic evaluations of swallowing and aspiration. How exactly do you do dysphagia assessment and treatment in the home? hopefully it is silent or just throat-clears so the patient isn’t uncomfortable in Mar 17, 2018 - This handout is designed for Speech-Language Pathologist working with people who are on relatively long-term NPO status while recovering from other health impairments. Reducing food/fluid intake volume and speed can help prevent pharyngeal pooling and aspiration in patients with delayed or weak pharyngeal swallows .  found that duration to the first swallowing assessment (DFSA) was a predictor for achieving normal oral feeding. Logemann JA, Gensler G, Robbins J, Lindblad AS, Brandt D, Hind JA, et al. And most people never think about how they eat or drink until they experience dysphagia, or trouble swallowing. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. The findings suggest that dysphagia following traumatic brain injury and cerebrovascular accident may present differently and have different clinical predictors. However, CVA and TBI populations are quite different. Dysphagia: general. Additionally, these postures are not effective in every patient [78–80] and there is a paucity of rigorous studies to demonstrate their efficacy, outcomes and limitations . They reported that feeding mode at discharge correlated with RLA level on admission and discharge and Disability Rating Scale (DRS) score on discharge . 2012;196(1):40–5. For example, injuries to the jaw may interfere with chewing;  injury to the neck may impair laryngeal closure and cricopharyngeal opening . Identification and minimization of triggers for verbal or physical outbursts can reduce the likelihood of an outburst occurring during meal-times [9, 40]. 2008;51(1):S276–300. DFSA was the point where patients could cognitively and medically tolerate a swallowing assessment. conversation about goals of care. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Dysphagia. Limited evidence suggests that sEMG can be an effective adjunct to these exercises [81, 103]. Schooling T. Systematic review of oral-motor exercise. A study by Robbins et al. This is particularly important when the patient also has impaired swallowing physiology [8, 9, 40]. Providing simplified, written instructions of a series of steps that a patient may have to learn, perform and recall is an effective way of assisting patients to learn new sequences of actions  such as adjusting posture for safer swallowing. Influence of bolus consistency on lingual behaviours in sequential swallowing. Post-discharge from rehabilitation, patients with TBI can be 79 times more likely to die from aspiration pneumonia compared to the general population . NMES applies an electrical current to stimulate motor and/or sensory nerves or nerve endings . Cancers in the mouth, throat or esophagus can make it difficult to swallow. Barquist E, Brown M, Cohn S, Lundy D, Jackowski J. Postextubation fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing after prolonged endotracheal intubation: a randomised, prospective trial. Speech pathologist bedside assessment involves history taking, cognitive-communication screening, observing for behavioral issues, oromotor assessment and, where indicated, trialing the patient with food and/or fluid. Am J Med. 1987;68:79–84. Am J Otolaryngol. Such dysphagia in trauma patients with prolonged ETT intubation is often multifactorial , resulting from prolonged contact of the ETT with chemo- and/or mechanoreceptors in the pharyngeal and laryngeal mucosae, critical for triggering the swallowing reflex .Physical injury including vocal fold ulceration and laryngeal edema  and impaired laryngeal elevation and/or closure may impede swallowing function . Arend: I would probably show them the video or stills from the study, to start, along with Treatment of dysphagia in adults : resources and protocols in English and Spanish Maria Provencio-Arambula, Dora Provencio, M.N. 1971;174:29–33. In patients with memory or higher level cognitive deficits, written and visual cues can provide reminders of meal time strategies (for example, “take small mouthfuls”) . Dysphagia: clinical management in adults and children. Brenda Arend, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist at Providence St. Peter Few studies have demonstrated the physiological benefits of transcutaneous NMES for swallowing [94•, 110] and no studies have demonstrated a functional improvement in swallowing (for example, increased oral intake). Do it away from the immediate pressure of the patient in the room. 1995;38:556–63. Semin Neurol. 1994;37:1041–9. PubMed Central  found that isometric tongue exercises improved tongue strength and swallowing function in patients post-CVA. Check Pages 1 - 9 of DYSPHAGIA GOALS in the flip PDF version. 2007;21(4):563–73. 1998;13:69–81. Dysphagia. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2008;89:1556–62. SLP orders every time someone went into “comfort care.” That meeting helped a lot. J Head Trauma Rehabil. Swallowing maneuvers encourage voluntary control over the timing or coordination of certain parts of the pharyngeal swallow . routine dysphagia treatment had reached a point where continued progress was not observed (i.e., patients who reached a plateau for at least one month). In patients with normal or near normal swallowing physiology, these cognitive-communication and behavioral issues actually cause or worsen the dysphagia . [6, 8, 9, 33, 41, 42] For example, lower admission scores on the Ranchos Los Amigos (RLA) scale are a risk factor for dysphagia [41, 42] and that as cognitive function improves, so do functional oral feeding skills, [6, 29, 41, 42] such that RLA scores represent the most significant independent predictor of the time to return to full oral feeding . Krival: And a really good evaluation or POC (plan of care) process that supports the concerns J Speech Lang Hear Res. Part of Springer Nature. Sometimes I just ask them myself and will let the doctor know. of the doctors, and will just straight-up tell them I think the patient has hit a 2014.22:17–80. use of swabs and mouth moisturizer for oral comfort. The choice of VFSS or FEES depends on availability of equipment and clinician training, as well as the patients’ medical status and sensory, cognitive-communication, and behavioral issues . Curr Phys Med Rehabil Rep. 2013;1:292–5. Patients with delayed initiation of the oral or pharyngeal phase of swallowing may benefit from strategies designed to increase sensory input before or during the swallow . The variable nature of TBI increases the complexity of dysphagia in these patients:  depending on the severity, and neuroanatomical site/s of injury, the resulting dysphagia can range from mild to severe, often necessitating enteral feeding. Forgot password? Furuta M, Yamashita Y. Antunes EB, Lunet N. Effects of the head lift exercise on the swallow function: a systematic review. Fiberoptic endoscopic documentation of the high incidence of aspiration following extubation in critically ill trauma patients. 1980;33:1132–45. For example, a person with head and neck cancer with chronic dysphagia from late-radiation induced dysphagia may tolerate some aspiration and want to stay on a least restrictive diet. 2007;22:251–65. Also, explaining the goals are about quality of life, not Would it be warranted to document an eval/note stating Arend: First, I look to see if there is documentation about patient/family wishes about tube-feeding. First, the pathophysiology of injury is dissimilar: CVA-related damage is usually focal whereas lesions in TBI represent a complex mixture of focal injury combined with diffuse axonal injury (DAI), with or without hypoxic injury. 2003;113:1386–93. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed; 1998. Trauma patients may experience injury-related physical damage to their head and neck. Krival: I think we as therapists are also pretty focused on how we would experience dysphagia, not on how our patients are. Late mortality after severe traumatic brain injury in NSW: a multi-centre study. The benefits of using FEES are multiple, including its simplicity of use at the bedside [67, 68] and in ventilated patients . Much of the research regarding the management and treatment of dysphagia in general is in its infancy: larger and more rigorous studies are required to demonstrate treatment efficacy. Recent research into the effects of dysphagia therapy for patients undergoing head and neck cancer treatment have provided new insights into the importance of proactive swallowing therapy. It increases posterior pharyngeal wall movement during swallowing which is helpful for patients with reduced base of tongue retraction . team (family, patient, doctor, etc.). Motor impairment following TBI depends on the site/s of injury and can include spasticity, weakness, ataxia, apraxia and extrapyramidal movement disorders . 1996;109:167–72. Dysphagia Treatment is decided upon once a diagnosis is confirmed however many facets should be involved in that determination The clinician will choose a treatment program, based on the etiology, mental and physical capacity, and quality of life. Logemann JA. Curr Phys Med Rehabil Rep. 2013;1:197–215. Involvement of the patient, family and caregivers, is also critical to ensuring that management strategies generalize to functional settings, such as the home . policies and procedures that are broader than just SLP roles or nursing roles. If the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to reset your password. The aim is to increase cricopharyngeal opening ‘by strengthening suprahyoid musculature with resulting increased hyolaryngeal excursion’ [94•], thereby eliminating dysphagic symptoms . too. Reddened, irritated oropharyngeal cavity (stomatitis) 5. Pediatr Pulmonol. As appropriate, I help with some Studies suggested that even in the absence of neurological conditions, patients with tracheostomies risked dysphagia . The Modified Evans Blue Dye Test uses blue dyed food and fluid instead [70, 72]. 2011;12(3):179–86. And help SLPs who are conversation, I get the social worker in. in place, like, “Call us back if things change.”. Google Scholar. Hutchins BF. Huckabee ML, Cannito MP. Reducing environmental distractions can assist patients with deficits in divided or alternating attention [8, 9]. Doeltgen SH, Macrae P, Huckabee M-L. Pharyngeal pressure generation during tongue-hold swallows across age groups. experience, so if the patient is comfortable while showing signs of aspiration, goals Ward EC, Green K, Morton A-L. Dysphagia is a common complication following TBI, with an incidence as high as 93 % in patients admitted to brain injury rehabilitation . 2008;51(1):173–83. It’s not really something that I feel I can accomplish Phys Ther. Reset it, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY (AJSLP), JOURNAL OF SPEECH, LANGUAGE, AND HEARING RESEARCH (JSLHR), LANGUAGE, SPEECH, AND HEARING SERVICES IN SCHOOLS (LSHSS), PERSPECTIVES OF THE ASHA SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, Copyright © 2021 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, https://doi.org/10.1044/leader.OV.22092017.np, “Careful Hand Feeding: A Reasonable Alternative to PEG Tube Placement in Individuals Airway complications in patients with closed head injuries. Fatigue 3. Swallowing dysfunction after tracheostomy. challenged by the idea of laying out options for our patients. Adoption into clinical practice of two therapies to manage swallowing disorders: exercise-based swallowing rehabilitation and electrical stimulation. J Head Trauma Rehabil. Some studies involving TBI subjects even include other subjects with head and neck cancers  and dysphagia due to other structural/anatomical issues ., The majority of research into neurogenic dysphagia has, however, focused on subjects with CVA [23••, 24–27]. Participant: To start, if a participant was to remember or put into practice only one idea from Dysphagia. choice? Fourth, it has been suggested that post-stroke oromotor features of dysphagia differ from those following TBI [23••, 32]. Gerodontology. I have given doctors the American Geriatrics Society position statement on feeding Dysphagia. Other swallowing maneuvers (the Mendelsohn maneuver, effortful swallow and Masako maneuver), can be considered compensatory, but when ‘repeated in the context of an exercise regime, may facilitate overall change in swallowing physiology.’  These will be discussed in following rehabilitation section. Hansen TS, Larsen K, Engberg A. Sour boluses have been shown to prompt faster initiation of bolus propulsion by the tongue and a faster pharyngeal phase of the swallow [87, 88]. As patients are not irradiated, assessments and implementation of management strategies need not be curtailed; allowing clinicians to assess for pre-swallow pooled pharyngeal secretions [67, 68]. Determine area of weakness/deficits 3. Aspiration Ashford J, McCabe D, Wheeler-Hegland K, Frymark T, Mullen R, Musson N, et al. 2007;133:564–71. If there are strategies to help, use them. Dysphagia is causally linked with an increased risk of aspiration pneumonia; [13–16] the incidence of which can be as high as 12 % following severe TBI . 2009;18(4):361–75. 2002;17:139–46. improvement of the patient’s status. Ludlow CL. Dysphagia means difficulty swallowing. Chest. De Larminat V, Montravers P, Dureuil B, Desmonts J-M. Alteration in swallowing reflex after extubation in intensive care patients. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. A multidisciplinary team approach to dysphagia management involving speech pathologists, physiotherapists, dietitians, physicians, and nursing staff resulted in improved weight and caloric intake . 2010;15(6):12. Then if they still want to allow textures the patient will aspirate (and Arend: In the acute hospital, I find good communication with the staff and explaining the endoscopic evaluation of swallowing] to see. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. when we are schooled in “stopping aspiration,” but autonomy is important, too. Mackay LE, Morgan AS, Bernstein BA. 2013;92(6):486–95. Thus, they are not always appropriate or possible for patients with TBI. Variants include nil by mouth ( NBM ), nihil / non / nulla per os, or complete bowel rest. Find more similar flip PDFs like DYSPHAGIA GOALS. Arend: We met with our palliative care team to discuss our roles, as they were discharging With Dementia,” Journal of Gerontologic Nursing). Signs and Symptoms of Dysphagia Watch for and make note Epilepsia. Patients’ behavioral and cognitive-communication skills are informally assessed at the bedside . Schindler A, Vincon E, Grosso E, Miletto AM, Di Rosa R, Schindler O. Rehabilitative management of oropharyngeal dysphagia in acute care settings: data from a large Italian teaching hospital. Of these, 1/3 have swallowing difficulties that persist beyond 3 months post-onset. CAS I absolutely would document the condition of the patient, and that you brought Neurogenic dysphagia: frequency, progression and outcome in adults following head injury. A systematic review of oral motor exercises and sensory motor interventions found ‘insufficient evidence to draw any conclusions on the value of these interventions in dysphagia treatment’  and that further studies are required to determine their efficacy. 1999;14(5):454–61. J Speech Hear Res. Evaluate with use of instrumental swallow testing: Typically Modified Barium Swallow Study (MBSS) or FEES 2. This recent review demonstrates the need for more high quality dysphagia intervention studies. Bulow M, Olsson R, Ekberg O. Videomanometric analysis of supraglottic swallow, effortful swallow, and chin tuck in healthy volunteers. 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