PARA INICIARMOS AS LEITURAS PREPARATÓRIAS PARA OS EVENTOS DESTE ANO NA NOSSA ÁREA, SEGUE BREVE DESCRIÇÃO DO TOR-BSST QUE SERÁ APRESENTADO EM JUNHO/2015 NO CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DE DISFAGIA PELA DR MARTINO. SEGUE ABAIXO BREVE DESCRIÇÃO EXTRAÍDA DO SITE DA AUTORA E LINK PARA O ARTIGO.
“A primary focus of the lab over the last decade has been the development, validation and implementation of the Toronto Bedside Swallowing Screening Test (TOR-BSST©). Dr. Martino developed the TOR-BSST© to be a tool by which patients can be screened for the presence of swallowing difficulties early in the course of their disease.
The premise of the TOR-BSST© is that earlier identification will initiate earlier intervention, and thereby reduce the incidence of preventable medical complications such as pneumonia, malnutrition and even death while at the same time promote earlier overall recovery. The TOR-BSST© was first validated among stroke patients across the continuum of care and has been distributed to speech language pathologists worldwide. It is currently being translated into several languages and is also undergoing validation among critically ill cardiac patients who have undergone prolonged intubation, thereby ensuring that many more people will benefit from early detection of swallowing problems.”