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Feeding Assistance Program. First off. Thanks for volunteering!. Presentation Outline. 3 sections; Swallowing Feeding assistance Oral care. Swallowing. Swallowing (deglutition) Swallowing problems (dysphagia). Swallowing. 3 stages involved in swallowing; Oral stage Pharyngeal stage

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Feeding assistance program

Feeding Assistance Program


First off

First off. . . .

Thanks for volunteering!


Presentation outline

Presentation Outline

3 sections;

  • Swallowing

  • Feeding assistance

  • Oral care


Swallowing

Swallowing

Swallowing (deglutition)

Swallowing problems (dysphagia)


Swallowing1

Swallowing

3 stages involved in swallowing;

  • Oral stage

  • Pharyngeal stage

  • Esophageal stage


Oral stage

Oral stage


Pharyngeal stage

Pharyngeal stage


Esophageal stage

Esophageal stage


Why are we concerned about swallowing

Why are we concerned about swallowing?

  • Aspiration

  • Choking (airway blockage)

  • Malnutrition

  • Dehydration


What to watch for when screening for dysphagia

What to watch for when screening for dysphagia.

  • Coughing when eating

  • ‘Wet’ vocalizations or respiration

  • Throat clearing


So what can you do to help

So, what can you do to help?

Feeding assistance


The goal of assistance

The goal of assistance

  • Maintain adequate nutrition and hydration.

    This is essential for fighting infection, recovering from illness, stopping skin breakdown, and helping to reduce confusion

  • Watch for signs of aspiration!

  • Companion


Different types of assistance

Different types of assistance

  • Companion/encourage

  • Assistance with setup

  • Partial assistance

  • Full, one-on-one feeding assistance


For some helping with setup and being a companion is enough

For some, helping with setup and being a companion is enough

  • Wash your hands

  • Remove wrapping

  • Open cartons

  • Open and place straws

  • Remember infection control

  • Butter bread

  • Dice foods


Others will need partial assistance

Others will need partial assistance. . .

  • You may need to help with the menu

  • Wash your hands

  • Setup the environment

  • Make sure the meal is appropriate

  • Glasses on and hearing aids in

  • Remember, eating is social!

  • Sit at eye level and off to one side


Feeding assistance program

  • Table at the right level

  • Food in front and reachable

  • Orient them to the location of items

  • Think of a clock

  • Sometimes special feeding aids

  • Oxygen mask?

  • Dentures

  • Upright at 90 degrees

  • Call bell


Others will need one on one feeding

Others will need one-on-one feeding. . .

  • These patients will be fed by hospital staff

  • Special needs that require 1-on-1 help

  • We control all aspects of the meal

  • Generally very serious risks associated with feeding and/or significant nutritional risks


What do our diets look like taste like

What do our diets look like. . . . taste like?

Food can be pureed, minced, chopped, or regular.

Liquids can be very thick, thick, or thin (regular)


Oral care

Oral care

  • Another area where you can help make a HUGE difference

  • Many patients don’t even have a toothbrush/toothpaste in the hospital.

  • One study found that almost 90 percent of nursing home residents with pneumonia got pneumonia from aspirating bacteria from poor oral care.


After the meal

After the meal. . . .

  • Encourage oral care after all meals.

  • Especially in the evening

  • Studies show that if you do it at all, do it in the evening.

  • You can help with setup of the brush, paste, mouthwash.

  • Check to see if we have special products there for them.

  • You may need to put the paste on.


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