Slõ Milkshakes+ now available at IDDSI Levels 1 & 4
Now, for the first time, dysphagia patients needing nutritional support and prescribed drinks at IDDSI Levels 1, 2, 3 or 4 can maintain their calorie and nutrition intake safely with our unique range of pre-thickened powdered oral nutritional supplements.
Our Slõ Milkshakes+ are now available at IDDSI Levels 1 & 4 flow rates.
These high-protein, high-calorie supplements contain 25 essential vitamins and minerals. Created to help clinicians provide safe nutritional support for patients with swallowing difficulties, Slõ Milkshakes+ eliminate confusion around flow rates with clear labelling and the risks associated with trying to thicken ONS with starch and gum thickeners.
Slõ Milkshakes+ also reduce the expense associated with ready-to-drink thickened ONS, offering clinicians one cost-effective solution, from one company, for every degree of dysphagia.
Available in hygienic, (all packs have an anti-bacterial coating) recyclable sachets containing a single dose of our unique thickener formulated to work with whole milk. Carers and patients simply mix the thickener with the volume of milk we specify to produce a perfectly smooth ONS at IDDSI Level 1,2, 3 or 4.
Importantly, the volume of milk changes with each flow rate to accommodate the patient. For example, a patient on IDDSI Level 1 needs to drink more, so it is made with 300mls, while those on Levels 2 and 3 can cope with 200mls, but those on Level 4 can only take a maximum of 100mls.
Whichever Slõ Milkshakes+ is made the consistency remains stable and can be kept in the fridge all day, so there is no pressure on your patient to drink it all at once.
Available in chocolate and strawberry flavours, they are not too sweet and have no minerally aftertaste making it easier to gain compliance. Banana flavour will be available soon.
By adding these new flow rates to our range, we hope to help increase the nutritional intake and reduce the fear and anxiety around trying to eat enough at mealtimes for all those with dysphagia – whatever their swallowing ability; here in the UK and around the world.