dysphagia

How Nurses Handled Choking on Phlegm/Mucus in Elderly

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While being hospitalized, my mother had a choking episode. In this post, I would share what the nurses did to help my mother. They also provided me advice on how to manage the situation if I am at home with her. It was about 2 hours after her meal. I was on the sofa next [...]

Phlegm Suction for Dysphagia/ Nasogastric Feeding Patients

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Massive buildup of mucus and phlegm is a common side effect that comes with nasogastric tube insertion (putting in a Ryles/ nose tube). Normally, while it is irritating to have so much of mucus, most of us are able to either swallow it to our stomach or spit it out. However in the case of [...]