Swallowing difficulty {dysphagia}, can occur in any age group. Many older adults are unable to swallow medicines due to age-related changes in salivary gland ; function or medical conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease or motor neuron A guide ols aged disease. Some people have an aversion to swallowing medicines and hence tend to care staff and chew their tablets or melt them in their mouth prior to swallowing them. : There may actually be a number of reasons why medicines may need to be altered

Do not rush to crush

medicines that must not be crushed

common work health and safetyconcerns

Responsibility of the registered nurse

Decision making process to crush or not to crush

important things to consider when preparing medicines

crush the tablets

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