swallowing status

swallowing status

a nursing outcome from the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) defined as the safe passage of fluids and/or solids from the mouth to the stomach. See also Nursing Outcomes Classification.
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The assessment included an analysis of the oral hygiene status, swallowing status, and feeding status (Department of Veterans Affairs, 2006) of the patient.
However, percentage agreement scores revealed more satisfactory results, including 74% reliability for severity of stroke, 61% reliability for ability to feed independently, 87% reliability for dysphagia treatment incidence levels, 96% reliability for bedside evaluation as a diagnostic method, 78% reliability for an SLP monitoring swallowing status, 65% reliability for an SLP modifying the patients' diet, 78% reliability for an SLP practicing swallowing techniques, 65% reliability for a dietician modifying the patients' diet, 28% reliability for the dietician providing nutritional modifications, 43% reliability for the dietician providing patient and family counseling, and 91% reliability for the use of a NG tube as treatment.
Thus three members of the dysphagia team (nurse, speech pathologist and dietitian) have knowledge of the swallowing status of every stroke patient within twenty-four hours of admission.