This activity explored the knowledge and skills required by health and social care staff to recognise the signs of swallowing problems following stroke and the effects that these may have on a person who has had a stroke.
You should now be able to:
- Describe the signs of swallowing problems following stroke
- Describe the effects of swallowing difficulties following stroke on an individual’s fluid balance, nutrition state and general well being
- Identify the potential risk associated with swallowing difficulties
- Explain how swallowing difficulties following stroke are documented and communicated by staff
- Identify strategies which may be used to assist an individual with swallowing difficulties following stroke
- Explain the first aid treatment of choking
Remember you can go back and repeat the activities and if you want more information you may find the following of interest.
- CHSS fact sheet: Swallowing problems after stroke [PDF]
- NHS Direct: Dysphagia
- National clinical guideline for stroke
- SIGN 119: Management of patients with stroke: Identification and management of dysphagia [PDF, 1.01MB]
- Stroke Association: Swallowing problems after stroke
Page last reviewed: 16 Oct 2020