Medical Record Review

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When we review the medical record, we need to gather the numbers that are potentially valid markers of decreased host resistance and infection.

Critical Lab Values in Dysphagia?

Critical Lab Values to Monitor in Dysphagia Evaluations and Treatments by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of “Perfect numbers like perfect men (and women) are very rare.” (by René Descartes, French philosopher and mathematician, with “and women” added to be fair) Show me the numbers! What numbers may be markers of aspiration, dysphagia, decreased host resistance, frailty and infection? We want quick and easy answers, but unfortunately, it is just not that easy. On […]

7 Clues in Medical Record to Discover Dysphagia

by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S Inspiration for this blog from: “When the cause of dysphagia is not obvious: Sorting through treasure and surprises in the medical record” by James L. Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S April 11, 2014 at the ASHA Healthcare & Business Institute Medicine has its uncertainties. This may cause the speech-language pathologist to be very conservative, possibly over-treating or overcompensating, per James Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S at his talk on April 11, […]