Inappropriate formulation choices in the administration of medication to elderly patients with dysphagia in nursing homes

Serrano Santos, Jose Manuel, Wright, David J., Poland, Fiona, & Longmore, Timothy (2013) Inappropriate formulation choices in the administration of medication to elderly patients with dysphagia in nursing homes. In Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting, 13-16 March 2013, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle, WA.

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Abstract

Inappropriate food or medication texture in patients with dysphagia is the most significant risk factor for pneumonia. Dysphagia is prevalent within care homes for the older person as it is largely found in conditions associated with ageing. This study was designed to determine the appropriateness of medication formulation choices in elderly patients with dysphagia in care homes.

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ID Code: 84606
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: dysphagia, medication, swallowing difficulties, medicines management, pharmacy
DOI: 10.1007/s00455-013-9496-3
ISSN: 0179-051X
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Springer
Deposited On: 01 Jun 2015 23:08
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2015 11:22

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