Posts Tagged “Mendelson maneuver”

Treatment of Swallowing Disorders in Head and Neck Cancer THERAPY PROCEDURES FOR HEAD AND NECK CANCER Aspiration may be eliminated by the use of postures, maneuvers, and modifications to bolus size and consistency; however, until the swallow physiology can be improved, a patient will need to use these techniques consistently while eating in order to […]

Dysphagia Compensations Postural techniques Head back: What- Patient places head backward When- Fluroscopy shows inefficient oral transit (reduced posterior propulsion of bolus by tongue) but good airway protection Rationale- Uses gravity to clear the oral cavity from the bolus Chin down posture: What- Touching the chin to the neck When- Try this technique when fluroscopy […]