The medical community has adopted this idea that aspiration equals pneumonia, and SLPs have been conditioned to stop aspiration at all costs! This flawed approach is not supported by the evidence. That is why George Barnes and Doreen Benson have been working tirelessly to develop a tool to help SLPs better manage dysphagia and calculate risk! In episode 183, we take a look at the possibilities of quantifying dysphagia risk factors and predicting the likelihood of pneumonia.
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