ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Only book of its kind to discuss a screening instrument that both identifies aspiration risk and when passed, is able to recommend specific oral diets without the need for further instrumental dysphagia testing
- Written for speech-language pathologists, nurses, otolaryngologists, oncologists, neurologists, intensivists and physicians assistants
- Discusses all of the criteria necessary for a successful screening test, including being simple to administer, cross-disciplinary, cost effective, acceptable to patients, among others
- Written and developed by leaders in the field
- Totally evidence-based with all information supported by peer-reviewed published research
The Yale Swallow Protocol is an evidence-based protocol that is the only screening
instrument that both identifies aspiration risk and, when passed, is able to
recommend specific oral diets without the need for further instrumental dysphagia
testing. Based upon research by Drs. Steven B. Leder and Debra M. Suiter, an
easily administered, reliable, and validated swallow screening protocol was
developed and can be used by speech-language pathologists, nurses, otolaryngologists,
oncologists, neurologists, intensivists, and physicians assistants. In addition,
the protocol can be used in a variety of environments, including acute care,
rehabilitation, and nursing homes.
The Yale Swallow Protocol meets all of the criteria necessary for a successful screening test, including being simple to administer, cross-disciplinary, cost effective, acceptable to patients, and able to identify the target attribute by giving a positive finding when aspiration risk is present and a negative finding when aspiration risk is absent. Additionally, early and accurate identification of aspiration risk can significantly reduce health-care costs associated with recognized prandial aspiration.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » gerontology - oncology - otolaryngology - speech pathology - swallow screening -swallowing
Related subjects » Family & Geriatric Medicine - Neurology - Oncology & Hematology -Otorhinolaryngology - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Building a Foundation and Defining Terms.- 2. Screening Basics: Differentiating a Screen from a Diagnostic Tool.- 3. Criteria Necessary for a Successful and Reliable Swallow Screen.- 4. Development of a Programmatic Line of Research for Swallow Screening for Aspiration Risk: The First Step.- 5. Development of a Protocol: Why You Need More Than Just an Isolated 3-Ounce Water Swallow Challenge.- 6. Generalizing the Yale Swallow Protocol to Different Patient Populations: Time to Change.- 7. Recommending Specific Oral Diets Based on Passing the Yale Swallow Protocol.- 8. Yale Swallow Protocol Administration and Interpretation: Passing and Failing.- 9. Implementation of the Yale Swallow Protocol by Other Health Care Professionals.- 10. Question: What about silent aspiration? Answer: Silent aspiration is volume-dependent.- 11. In Support of Use of the Yale Swallow Protocol: Longer-Term Success of Diet Recommendations and Oral Alimentation.- 12. Final Thoughts.- 13. The Yale Swallow Protocol Administration Forms.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Dr. Steven B. Leder, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology) at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Steven B. Leder's research focuses on speech and swallowing abilities of patients with head and neck cancer, tracheotomy and ventilator dependency and swallowing diagnostic and rehabilitative strategies with both acute and long-term care patients, who receive all diagnoses. In his research, Dr. Leder works with patients of all ages in order to investigate the continuum of speech and swallowing problems and the impact of rehabilitative techniques aimed at improving these skills. Dr. Leder's studies are complemented by clinical expertise regarding voice restoration rehabilitation following total laryngectomy and use of both videofluoroscopy and flexible fiberoptic endoscopy in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of dysphagia and voice disorders. Dr. Debra M. Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, is the lead Speech-Language Pathologist at VA Medical Center - Memphis and her clinical care and interest is in assessment and treatment of dysphagia; endoscopic evaluation for assessment of swallowing and voice disorders.