This pocket-sized reference is for clinicians who manage patients with dysphagia. Speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physicians, clinical dieticians, nurses, and pharmacists will find this book to be a helpful, handy resource. Drugs and Dysphagia is carefully organized, allowing quick access to precise information. The text comprises three parts:
Tables are included throughout for this quick and easy-to-use reference. These tables are organized into medication groups based on their use. Specific medications from each group are listed by both generic and brand name. The tables include the recommended doses of these medications; and the commonly encountered side effects associated with them, which may contribute to dysphagia.
"Knowing which medication affects which physiologic functions (and subsequently, how medications may affect test results), is something we don’t cover very well in our academic programs, but it is part of the mystery that the medical Speech Language Pathologist tries to unravel in each case. I suggest a reference, nicely written by a Speech Language Pathologist and Pharmacologist, that deals with medications and dysphagia. I use this text in our Medical Speech Language Pathology course and hospital practicum with my graduate students. It will also be recommended for the Externships in our Clinical Doctorate in Medical SLP program. It is concise enough to have in your pocket and complete enough to be very useful."
Jim Coyle, University of Pittsburgh CCC-SLP
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333 pages • ©2006 • softcover