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Swallowing Assessment Pack for Dysphagia

11 May 2022

As you know, every dysphagia patient must have their swallowing difficulty assessed by a Speech and Language Therapist/Pathologist.

However, making thickened drinks that flo slo enough to match all the IDDSI Levels 1, 2 and 3 takes time. To complicate matters, water is preferred for assessment but some patients just don’t like the look of thickener in water or it’s texture.

To help save time and give patients another option, we’ve created an Assessment Pack with our Slõ Milkshakes+.

They are pre-thickened and powdered ONS. Containing a thickener and a flavour, you simply mix with whole milk to reconstitute them to IDDSI Levels 1, 2 or 3.

They won’t thin out or speed up. They will flo slo all day, providing plenty of time for assessment.

Better still, patients won’t see thickened being added; they expect milkshakes to be thicker and they taste good – patients can’t taste the thickener!

The reason for providing Slõ Milkshakes+ is many dysphagia patient may need nutritional supplements.

By assessing with Slõ Milkshakes+, Therapists/ Pathologists know which IDDSI Level the patient needs and the flavour they like.

That can be included in a referral to a Dietitian, shortening the time between a patient’s assessment and them receiving the oral nutritional supplements they need.

To order an Assessment Pack, click the Clinicians Library button at the top of the page. Now in the Library complete your details, request an Assessment Pack and select the flavour you want to use.

We hope you find this service helpful and if you do – please let your colleagues know.

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