AHPs working differently: Teleswallowing project

Tuesday, 7 July, 2015

The project at Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Hospital NHS Trust aimed to use teleswallowing to link to and provide input to nursing homes remotely. Secondary aim was to provide SLT communication therapy using computer technology, using iPads, laptops and video as a service (VaaS) technology Speech & Language Therapy assessments / interventions for dysphagia are provided remotely into 8 selected nursing homes. Nurses in the selected nursing homes were trained to assist the Speech & Language Therapists to deliver dysphagia assessments to patients within their homes and the therapists were trained on the use of the technology to use in the hospital.

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