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Educational Video 10: Thickened Fluids

Practical tips for the preparation and provision of thickened fluids. The provision of thickened fluids is required for patients suffering dysphagia, a term used to describe a swallowing disorder. There are serious consequences of providing someone with dysphagia an inappropriate fluid. This article covers the three main consistencies of fluids and the properties of each.

Focus on Fibre

Fibre or dietary fibre is the part of food that is not digested in the small intestine. Dietary fibre moves largely unchanged into the large intestine or colon where it is fermented by friendly bacteria that live there. Including enough fibre in our diets is primarily essential for healthy bowel function, but studies have also[…]

Educational Video 4: Feeding Assistance

This video provides advice on assisting patients within the aged care and private hospital sectors with assistance when feeding. This video discusses the different levels of feeding assistance and how each can be refined to improve the eating experience of residential Aged care and Private hospital patients.