BED: Bedside Evaluation of Dysphagia – Revised Edition
Testing Time: 15 to 45 minutes
Streamline the bedside swallowing evaluation process with this easy-to-use protocol developed by the co-author of the popular Swallowing Disorders Treatment Manual. Whether you are a novice or an experienced swallowing therapist, you can use this evaluation with confidence. The protocol has 4 components:
- Prescreening-Use the cognitive, linguistic, and behavioral prescreening to identify non-physiological factors that may interfere with the client's ability to swallow safely.
- Oral Motor Assessment-This comprehensive component evaluates: structure and function of lips, cheeks, tongue, and soft palate; touch sensitivity of the same oral structures; and suspected damage to corresponding sensory or motor cranial nerves.
- Oral-Pharyngeal Dysphagia Symptoms Assessment-Measures oral, and to some degree, pharyngeal, abilities by administering graduated amounts of foods and liquids.
- Bedside Screening Form-An exciting addition is this 1-page bedside screening form that is perfect in today's healthcare environment. The accompanying manual contains administration instructions, describes clinical implications of each type of disorder, and provides diet consistency recommendations, compensatory strategies, and rehabilitation strategies you can try at the bedside.
Complete Kit includes: Text, 25 Standard forms, and 25 Short Forms.©1999