The Yale Swallow Protocol

An Evidence-Based Approach to Decision Making

Authors: Leder, Steven B., Suiter, Debra M.

  • Only book of its kind to discuss a screening instrument that both identifies aspiration risk and when passed, is able to recommend specific oral diets without the need for further instrumental dysphagia testing
  • Written for speech-language pathologists, nurses, otolaryngologists, oncologists, neurologists, intensivists and physicians assistants
  • Discusses all of the criteria necessary for a successful screening test, including being simple to administer, cross-disciplinary, cost effective, acceptable to patients, among others
  • Written and developed by leaders in the field
  • Totally evidence-based with all information supported by peer-reviewed published research
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About this book

The Yale Swallow Protocol is an evidence-based protocol that is the only screening instrument that both identifies aspiration risk and, when passed, is able to recommend specific oral diets without the need for further instrumental dysphagia testing. Based upon research by Drs. Steven B. Leder and Debra M. Suiter, an easily administered, reliable and validated swallow screening protocol was developed and can be used by speech-language pathologists, nurses, otolaryngologists, oncologists, neurologists, intensivists and physicians assistants. In addition, the protocol can be used in a variety of environments, including acute care, rehabilitation and nursing homes. The Yale Swallow Protocol meets all of the criteria necessary for a successful screening test, including being simple to administer, cross-disciplinary, cost effective, acceptable to patients and able to identify the target attribute by giving a positive finding when aspiration risk is present and a negative finding when aspiration risk is absent. Additionally, early and accurate identification of aspiration risk can significantly reduce health-care costs associated with recognized prandial aspiration.

About the authors

Dr. Steven B. Leder, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology) at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Steven B. Leder's research focuses on speech and swallowing abilities of patients with head and neck cancer, tracheotomy and ventilator dependency and swallowing diagnostic and rehabilitative strategies with both acute and long-term care patients, who receive all diagnoses. In his research, Dr. Leder works with patients of all ages in order to investigate the continuum of speech and swallowing problems and the impact of rehabilitative techniques aimed at improving these skills. Dr. Leder's studies are complemented by clinical expertise regarding voice restoration rehabilitation following total laryngectomy and use of both videofluoroscopy and flexible fiberoptic endoscopy in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of dysphagia and voice disorders. Dr. Debra M. Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, is the lead Speech-Language Pathologist at VA Medical Center - Memphis and her clinical care and interest is in assessment and treatment of dysphagia; endoscopic evaluation for assessment of swallowing and voice disorders.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Building a Foundation and Defining Terms

    Leder, Steven B. (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Screening Basics: Differentiating a Screen from a Diagnostic Tool

    Leder, Steven B. (et al.)

    Pages 19-28

  • Criteria Necessary for a Successful and Reliable Swallow Screen

    Leder, Steven B. (et al.)

    Pages 29-34

  • Development of a Programmatic Line of Research for Swallow Screening for Aspiration Risk: The First Step

    Leder, Steven B. (et al.)

    Pages 35-49

  • Development of a Protocol: Why You Need More Than Just an Isolated 3-Ounce Water Swallow Challenge

    Leder, Steven B. (et al.)

    Pages 51-70

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05113-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05112-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Yale Swallow Protocol
Book Subtitle
An Evidence-Based Approach to Decision Making
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05113-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05113-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-05112-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 157
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
Topics