QOD 40: Dysphagia in a Stroke Patient (Neuro/Basic Care and Comfort)

QOD 40: Dysphagia in a Stroke Patient (Neuro/Basic Care and Comfort)

Question:

A nurse is caring for a patient who is recovering from a stroke. The nurse arranges for a swallowing screening to be performed on this patient. Which best describes the purpose of this test?

Answer:

B. To assess the amount of dysphagia present

Rationale: 

A swallowing test would help . . .