Practice Alert: Medicines associated with swallowing problems

Choking is a major cause of preventable deaths for people with disability. Certain medications administered to people with disability can increase this risk.

This practice alert explains which medicines are associated with swallowing problems, and what you need to be aware of to prevent the choking risks associated with them.

New resources have been developed on this practice alert topic and can be accessed below. The full suite of new resources is available on our worker resources page

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