Conclusion

Having worked through this module you will have learnt:

  1. The procedures for screening patients in the acute phase of stroke to determine nutritional risk, hydration and the presence of a swallowing difficulty.
  2. Management of patients with swallowing difficulties post stroke.
  3. Management of non-oral feeding methods used post stroke: nasogastric tube and gastrostomy tube feeding.
  4. Management of hydration following stroke.
  5. Oral health conditions and maintenance of optimal oral health following stroke.
  6. Ethical issues around oral, non-oral feeding and hydration post stroke.
  7. Importance of involving patients and families in decision-making following stroke.

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Page last reviewed: 17 Feb 2020