Ir J Med Sci (2017) 186:773–774 DOI 10.1007/s11845-017-1584-1 LETTE R T O T HE EDI T OR Dysphagia screening in acute stroke care among non-consultant hospital doctors 1 2 1 • • C. Osuafor J. Molloy S. Murphy Received: 25 November 2016 / Accepted: 17 February 2017 / Published online: 21 February 2017 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2017 Sir, and practice of assessment of patients in relation to swal- low screening during an acute stroke presentation. We report a study on the knowledge and practice towards A questionnaire was distributed to 43 NCHDs involved dysphagia screening among non-consultant hospital doc- in acute stroke care. We asked three questions relating to tors (NCHDs) involved in acute stroke care in a large previous training in dysphagia screening, conﬁdence in teaching hospital. Our report shows the knowledge was carrying out a dysphagia screen and frequency of dyspha- poor and the practice was suboptimal. We believe this may gia screening carried out by the NCHD. Suggestions be partly responsible for the lapse in timely swallow regarding improvement in the stroke care service were also screening of acute stroke patients shown in the 2015 Irish sought. National Stroke Audit. Subsequently, practical teaching
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