Nutrition Videos

Appropriate Use of Thickened Liquids in Dysphagia Management

Speakers: Dr Catriona M. Steele

Summary

This webinar explores the scientific evidence behind the controversial topic of thickened liquids as an intervention for people with dysphagia. The impact of liquid thickness on swallowing safety, swallowing efficiency and risk of aspiration pneumonia will be reviewed, along with evidence regarding alternatives to thickened liquids. The webinar will wrap up with best practice recommendations for clinicians when recommending diet texture modifications for people with dysphagia.