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30 November 2020

Did you know – there is currently a lot of discussion about how room temperature affects thickened drink flow rates – specifically pre-thickened ONS? Temperature affects the way thickener works. As a result, drinks thin out as they warm up, putting the drinker at risk of aspiration and readmission. This is something we have always known and compensated for

18 June 2020

To reduce the risks of those with dysphagia developing aspiration pneumonia; becoming dehydrated and readmitted to hospital, it is essential to change the consistency of all their drinks to slow them down to a manageable speed and make them safer to swallow. Here at the Slõ Drinks Company these essential

21 May 2020

Due to Covid-19, infection control is now at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Back in 2017 Infection Control was a key target for the NHS and so we were the 1st company to apply an anti-bacterial barrier coating to our Slõ Milkshakes+ packaging. Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) can develop either as

25 April 2018

Sarah Bouchard, a Speech and Language Pathologist and Founder of Collaborative for Adaptive Lifestyle Maintenance (Calm, LLC.), put a post on LinkedIn about Drug Induced dysphagia written by Karen Sheffler at Swallow Study. I realise explaining how I found the article seems lengthy and unnecessary. I’ll explain why I did

7 June 2016

Taking medication is a daily reality for a growing number of people – but no one’s life should be dictated by it. For many, the only minor stress or inconvenience might be over a forgotten tablet or mislaid prescription, yet for those with swallowing disorders (dysphagia) the whole process can