Session 59: Mechanical Ventilation Can Be Hard to Swallow: The Development and Implementation of a Post-Extubation Swallow Screen


Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

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Conference Proceeding

Conference Name

Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association Hybrid Convention

Conference Date

2023-02-03 - 2023-02-04


Patients who have been intubated for prolonged periods of time are at an increased risk for dysphagia and aspiration once extubated. There is increasing pressure to begin oral nutrition sooner after extubation to decrease length of stay in the ICU. A post-extubation swallow screen was developed by a multi-disciplinary team and implemented as an innovative new standard of care.

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