Best Practice Recommendations
Dysphagia and Aspiration Following Stroke
Evidence-Based Review of Stroke Rehabilitation, Chapter 15.
Teasell, R. (2018). Evidence-based Review of Stroke Rehabilitation (EBRSR). 19th ed.
Taking action for Optimal Community and Long-Term Stroke Care (TACLS) Quick Reference Guide 3.4
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Signs of Dehydration
Nova Scotia Health Patient Pamphlet
Nova Scotia Health Learning Modules
The following eLearning courses are available on the Nova Scotia Health Learning Management System (LMS):
- Stroke Swallow Screening Tool
This course guides HCPs through the NS Stroke Swallow Screening Tool (provincial form) which is to be used on all patients admitted with stroke, prior to the initiation of any oral intake.
- Dysphagia Diet Initiation Protocol (DDIP) and Dysphagia Diet Advancement Protocol (DDAP)
This course guides HCPs through DDIP & DDAP tools used to initiate diet after a patient failed a Stroke Swallow Screen.
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) eLearning
Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs):
Core Competencies 13: Swallowing
This activity explores the knowledge and skills required by health and social care staff to recognise the signs of swallowing problems following stroke and the effects that these may have on a person who has had a stroke.
Nova Scotia Health Patient Pamphlets