Dysphagia2Go is an application developed by Speech-Language Pathologists John du Bois and Tiffani Wallace to help you document observations and data relevant to swallowing evaluations. Dysphagia2Go transfers the functions previously filled by paper, computers, and other devices to the more efficient interface of the iPad.
Dysphagia2Go combines philosophies and input from inpatient hospital, outpatient, and home care clinical perspectives to provide a thorough template for dysphagia evaluations. Dysphagia2Go allows you to input information from your chart review or patient interview including lab values, medications, respiratory status, meals, history of pneumonia, etc.
After you have completed the chart review, Dysphagia2Go allows you to use enter information regarding the patient's oral mech exam with assessment of the lips, teeth, tongue, hyolaryngeal complex, velum, gag reflex and a quick cranial nerve assessment. Record your cervical auscultation results, assessment of vocal quality and speech intelligibility.
Next, the Bedside Swallow Trials section prompts you to look at the patient's positioning, any at-risk behaviors and then to assess each swallow from dry swallows to regular consisteny foods, assessing anterior maintenance, swallow delay, laryngeal elevation and coughing,
Finally, list your recommendations for food and liquid consistency, exercises per deficit , maintenance techniques including chin tuck, alternations, food/liquid placement. Also include follow-up recommendations such as instrumental examinations, in-service, treatment frequency and re-assessment.
Dysphagia2Go constructs a cumulative, editable report which can be exported, e-mailed, or printed. Saving data within the app allows the user to manage, maintain, and draw upon past reports as necessary.
Dysphagia2Go can be used to:
-Enter chart review, observation, and evaluation text data .
-Maintain caseload information and previous evaluation data for future evaluations.
-Print or share complete reports via e-mail in several formats for continued editing.
-Save reports in exportable PDF format for viewing in PDF-compatible apps.
* Dysphagia2Go relies on security measures that are built-in on the iPad.
** The app can only comply with HIPAA standards if user is protecting iPad data using iPad’s password protection.
*** Smarty Ears, LLC is not responsible for maintaining the confidential information that users have entered in to, or sent from the Dysphagia2Go app.
**** Smarty Ears, LLC does not recommend that the information entered in the application be e-mailed over a non-secure connection.
Enhancement for iOS12
Ratings and Reviews
Don't waste your money
This app is completely dysfunctional. It opened one time. I entered an evaluation, but was greatly dismayed with the limitations of the data fields. There were no free text boxes where additional comments could be made and the available fields did not include all of the information that I would have liked to include. When I printed the report, it contained no patient identifying information, ( is that how HIPPA laws work now? Thank god I typed all that patient information in to the app) and there was no place for the physican to sign. So the report is essentially useless. Then to top it all off, I would never launch again after that one use. Way too much money for something that genuinely doesn't work.
I'll write another review rating smarty ears after I see how they handle reimbursement.
Dysphagia2Go is a powerful app on so many levels. I am especially happy with the time savings due to the reporting feature. That alone makes this app a huge bargain!
Excited about a medical app by Smarty Ears
Can't wait to use it!
- Smarty Ears, LLC
- 17.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © All rights reserved to Smarty Ears, LLC 2009-2011
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.