Friday July 13, 2018
Does your patient have a swallowing difficulty? Is it above the sternal notch level i.e. pharyngeal? Don’t forget that Speech and Language Therapy are able to assess swallowing function and arrange a videofluoroscopy if appropriate for both adults and paediatrics.
If high suspicion of pharyngeal/laryngeal cancer exists, please refer to ENT.
For lower, i.e. oesophageal, dysphagia please refer to gastroenterology.
For further information please refer to http://baynav.bopdhb.govt.nz/gastroenterology/dyspepsiapathway_speechlanguagereferalcriteria/ or contact the SLT Department on 07 579 8785.