DtH 9: Dysphagia Documentation Dilemma
It happens every time. A particular question is posed by one member of an audience of speech language pathologists who treat dysphagia. The question is cautious with a hint of frustration: How do I deal with inadequate modified barium swallow study reports from other speech language pathologists? In this Down the Hatch #9 (Swallowing Podcast), Alicia Vose and I discuss dysphagia documentation dilemmas for the evaluating clinicians who conduct modified barium swallow studies and write reports and for the treating clinicians who rely on the reports from evaluating clinicians to guide the treatment plan for patients in their care. SLP clinician experts Michele Singer and Nicole Roth weigh in to add immediate clinical relevance to this critical, and somewhat controversial, clinical topic.
By following the links on this page, you can find a sample report with accompanying audio as Alicia Vose discusses the layout and rationale for this sample report. Please use it as intended, as a sample for one way to approach documentation as discussed in the podcast, rather than a fully comprehensive document stating what MUST be done. Please leave comments below and we will address them as best we are able!