Author: Caroline Dagnicourt

Innovative medical device for administration of crushed tablets for patients suffering from swallowing disorders and for pediatric dosage forms administration.

Swallowing disorders: a tool for an adapted prescription

OMÉDIT Basse-Normandie, Dr. R. Swaenepoel, pharmacist «Feedback from professionals, recommendations and prospects for improvement in the administration of treatments in swallowing disorders in institutions»

Fake food routes

Tracking and taking charge of the risk.  The “fake food route” booklet: Make professionals aware of the risks of fake food routes, indications to identify patients at risk and provide solutions to improve prevention …

Recommendations in case of swallowing disorders – information to patients

“Tips and advice exist and can be used in everyday life to minimize the risks associated with swallowing disorders …”

Rules of good drug prescription in the elderly

The effects of certain medications can have deleterious consequences for the elderly. The prescription of the drugs must then be carried out with caution and must be adapted to the patient taking into account the benefit / risk ratio.

Swallowing disorder and drug administration

Swallowing disorders in the elderly are common and make the administration of medicines complicated, the use of crushing is then one of the solutions but is not without danger and presents risks for both the patient and the caregiver.

Considerations on the crushing of tablets in geriatrics

The use of medication crush often encountered in swallowing disorders is not a trivial gesture and can significantly alter the effectiveness of drugs, their pharmacokinetics and even lead to toxic effects for both patients and caregivers .

Crushed tablets administration

The viscosity of certain drinks and foods mixed with crushed medicines to aid swallowing can alter the bioavailability of these drugs in the body and thus annihilate or potentiate the effects of the drug.

Good use of drugs in the elderly

Adverse drug reactions are one of the leading preventable causes of hospitalization in the elderly. Several international recommendations exist as well as lists of potentially inappropriate medicines, intended for the use of prescribers.