With 795,000 people suffering strokes and more than 140,000 deaths annually, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
Dysphagia screening can reduce stroke complications, such as aspiration, and can decrease delays in nutritional support. Decreasing nutritional support delays can improve patient outcomes.
Recommended CitationFry, BSN, RN, CNRN, Robin; Wilson, BSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN, Marie; and Heck, MS, MSN, RN, ACNP-CS, CCRN, CNRN, Carey, "Effective, Efficacious, and Safe Nurse Driven Dysphagia Screening" (2011). Department of Nursing papers and presentations. Paper 2.