Persuading children to drink their medication can be hard, especially if they do not know how to swallow pills. Other than the fact they would gag, the taste of medicine makes them spit it out immediately. Parents have to crush it and figure out a way to mask the taste. Here are some techniques parents [...]
I am both a registered nurse Div 1 (general nurse) and Div 3 nurse (psychiatrically trainer). During my training, “some many years ago”, liquid medications where freely available for the medical and psychiatric patient treatments. Non-compliance was, as it appeared, a less obvious problem than it is today. As a trained nurse, who was taught [...]
One of the major problems in elderly care is the issue of medication non-compliance and the time and cost of dispensing it, not only for those with Dysphagia but also with Dementia patients. The incidence of non-compliance in elderly care is estimated to be 70%; and higher in Dementia care. The patients’ cognitive ability deteriorates in the latter [...]
myLiquitab is pleased to advise it has closed an equity funding round. The proceeds will be used to manufacture production tooling, procure the materials and components and pay for labour for the first batch of ‘beta’ production myLiquitab units, and for working capital. mLiquitab is targeting a beta release of units in mid-2016 for user [...]
My daughter, who is now 30 years of age, has never been able to swallow tablets. This difficulty swallowing tablets is often worse than the illness itself. Over a number of years, this has not changed. A number of years ago, a very close family member had to be admitted to an elderly care facility as [...]
Dysphagia is one health condition people don’t usually talk about. First, it is unlike other health problems where symptoms can be clearly seen. Someone from your neighborhood or the person sitting next to you in the bus may have it without you knowing it. Second, people don’t talk about it much because of how most patients [...]
Crushing pills and opening capsules are usually done to help patients take their medication easily. This has become a common practice with stroke patients, children, especially by people suffering from dysphagia (a disease which causes patience to experience discomfort in swallowing). While this practice seems very common, healthcare experts warned patients to be careful in [...]
Place the pills and tablets in the beaker provided. Add water and the flavouring of your choice. Place the beaker in the unit.
Close the lid and press start.
In a short time the pills and tablets have become a pleasant tasting liquid.