By putting into action some of the best practice activities outlined in this
document, the safety of adults with learning disabilities who have dysphagia can be improved, reducing the risks associated with this potentially life-threatening condition.
This document outlines the issues facing adults with learning disabilities
who have dysphagia and introduces support materials that can provide
practical help for these people. The tools can be adapted for local use and
for any adult who has dysphagia.
National Patient Safety Agency (2007)
National Patient Safety Agency. (2007). Problems Swallowing? – Resources for healthcare staff. (and associated risk assessment & Guide). NHS.