Sakamoto Swallowing Mechanism Model
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This Swallowing Mechanism Model is a medical teaching equipment that was developed with the purpose of helping helpers learn the mechanism of swallowing and the proper method of preventing swallowing disorders (miss-swallowing) when giving assistance in eating.It should help prevent pneumonia caused by swallowing disorders which is often overlooked in caring for the elderly.
- The tongue is soft and able to pull out. Can have swallowing drills, study the tongue and muscles surrounding the mouth, and practice absorption.
- Neck angle (head angle) can be bent about 15° forward and about 45° backward.
- Can comprehend the relation between neck angle (head angle) and movement of windpipe / esophagus.
Study the mechanism of swallowing
Learn what causes miss-swallowing
Study proper posture when eating and its relation with bed angle
Study neck angle (head angle) and its relation with miss-swallowing
Practice emergency care when food gets stuck
Swallowing drills and practice in giving mouth care
Learn how to insert tube through nose, and the intermittent tube eating method
Study internal mouth absorbency
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