What’s that dangly bit called?

No, really. I’ve been asked this more than once in my career. It’s usually one of two anatomical components I’m being asked to name. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Stop it! I work in neurology, not urology. Here are some pictures of the dangly bits. Do you know what they areContinue reading “What’s that dangly bit called?”

Feeding time at the zoo?

Are there things that happen at your workplace that drive you mad? Here are some of my bugbears; spouts on beakers people with dysphagia eating and drinking whilst lying flat or half asleep thickener use before a speech therapy assessment or screen pouring gravy on texture-modified meals mashing Level 6 soft and bite-sized diet mealsContinue reading “Feeding time at the zoo?”

There’s no such thing as a ‘soft diet’

Nor a sloppy diet. Nor a runny diet. Nor a chopped diet. Nor a mashed diet. Nor a dysphagic diet. Because the wrong texture diet can kill. Patient Safety Alert In 2018, a Patient Safety Alert (PSA)[i] was published over concerns regarding the term ‘soft diet’. They looked at National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS)Continue reading “There’s no such thing as a ‘soft diet’”