Pill Swallowing

Teaching patients how to swallow pills is a life long skill that comes in very handy even after discharge. While it may take a lot of practice, getting the ball rolling in learning how to master this skill is very important for our warriors.

Here are some of my favorite tips & tricks which I’ve found to work (sources listed below).

I also use my pill swallowing kit which includes various sized candies to practice with (always check with RN and parents before giving food to patients).

For even more tips & tricks on pill swallowing techniques, click the sources below.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201501/tips-and-tricks-help-your-kids-swallow-pills

http://www.ctvnews.ca/trouble-swallowing-a-pill-it-s-all-in-the-head-tilt-1.522207

http://research4kids.ucalgary.ca/pill-study

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201501/tips-and-tricks-help-your-kids-swallow-pills

http://www.ctvnews.ca/trouble-swallowing-a-pill-it-s-all-in-the-head-tilt-1.522207

http://research4kids.ucalgary.ca/pill-study