Does the thought of doing a swallow evaluation with a patient with an intra-aortic balloon pump give you palpitations? Or the thought of seeing a trach/vent patient on ECMO make you tachycardic? Emily Baker, MS, CCC-SLP is on episode 202 of Swallow Your Pride to give you the details of dysphagia risk in your cardiopulmonary patients. She’s a wealth of knowledge when it comes to this critically ill population and is excited to share it with the medical speech-language pathology world.
Emily gives specific examples of evidence-based dysphagia risk factors associated with various cardiac procedures along with a thorough explanation of the reasoning for these risk factors that you can apply to your practice immediately. Your CVICU team will be wowed!