The assessment of a stroke patient’s ability to swallow plays an important role in the management, recovery and patient outcome in stroke. Nurses in the Neuroscience unit encounter this situation daily in caring for stroke patients. This nursing assessment is integral in providing adequate nursing care to prevent complications such as aspiration pneumonia.
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By Honoree F. Ceballos, RN, BSN, MBA, CNRN
Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, Baptist Health South Florida
Ceballos, Honoree, "Nursing Bedside Swallow Screen: How it Affects Outcome of Stroke Patients" (2015). All Publications. 654.