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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | February 2017

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Improving the Dysphagia Experience

Improving the Dysphagia Experience
Nutrition

Article topics: Dysphagia, Nutrition

The importance of nutricion for hostpital patients cannot be overestimated; it aids wound healing, helps reduce falls due to loss of strength/muscle mass, reduces incidences of pressure ulcers and helpds to reduce length of stay1. However, achieving adequate nutrition in hospital can be challenging with many different obligations vying for priority on a hospital ward2. In addition, certain medical conditions