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2024

Do you have SLP Goals for 2024?

Do you have SLP Goals for 2024?

New Year, New GoalsResolutions? Make them AND keep them!There is nothing like a getting a fresh start with your goals…and the the new year is a great time to do just that. As an SLP, I know it is easy to be overwhelmed by all of the influencers, researchers, and super...

2023

Resources for continuing education

Resources for continuing education

Last Minute (HIGH-QUALITY) Education!Get your hours in before the end of the year!If you are like me, you may be scrambling for a few more continuing education courses! It may be tempting to just grab whatever is free and easy, but if we take a little time to look...

The foundation and future of dysphagia management

The foundation and future of dysphagia management

Feeling thankful for where we are…and where we came fromSomething about the year coming to a close gets me feeling nostalgic. It gets colder (where I live, anyway!), and I love to snuggle up and reflect on the year and how thankful I am for those memories. So, I...

The new Practice Parameter for Modified Barium Swallow Study (MBSS)

The new Practice Parameter for Modified Barium Swallow Study (MBSS)

Did you hear the news?The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) have just updated the Practice Parameter for the performance of the Modified Barium Swallow Study (MBSS).It’s true, the new 2023 ACR/SPR Practice Parameter for...

Feed your mind at Dysphagia Cafe!

Feed your mind at Dysphagia Cafe!

Welcome to September!Even though it’s been a while since I was in school, you really can’t get away from all the “Back to School” mania being promoted…yikes!One thing I will say for all of this promotion, it does really get me in the zone of looking for ways to...

Capturing MBSS images in fluoro: How fast is fast enough?

Capturing MBSS images in fluoro: How fast is fast enough?

Welcome to August!With the weather really heating up, it seems like a good time to talk about…radiation! When I was a brand new SLP, I once asked the radiology technologist about making sure the fluoro was set for 30 pulses per second, as I had learned was the minimum...

Assessing pediatric swallowing

Assessing pediatric swallowing

Welcome to July!Previously, we talked about the Radiologist-SLP relationship and how important it can be. In our poll, it turned out that many of us may have challenges with this collaboration—but we wish we didn’t! I will definitely keep a look out for more resources...

It’s Dysphagia Awareness Month

It’s Dysphagia Awareness Month

Welcome to June! Last month’s poll let us know that most of you spend most of your time working in dysphagia. This is not surprising, since the 2021 Health Care Survey conducted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) indicated that swallowing was...

Happy National Speech Language Pathologist Day!!

Happy National Speech Language Pathologist Day!!

Welcome to May!On May 18, we are celebrating National Speech Language Pathologist Day! In case you didn’t know—the profession of speech and language pathology in North America evolved as professionals in related fields—typically teachers, physicians, or...

Getting to know the Dysphagia Outreach Project

Getting to know the Dysphagia Outreach Project

Happy February! This month I am LOVE-ing the Dysphagia Outreach Project. If you aren’t aware of this amazing organization, they are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to provide meaningful assistance to individuals impacted by dysphagia.This includes distributing...

Real-life experiences, advice, and information

Real-life experiences, advice, and information

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INDICATIONS AND USAGE | IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

VARIBAR® (barium sulfate)

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:

For Oral Administration. This product should not be used in patients with known or suspected perforation of the GI tract, known obstruction of the GI tract, high risk of aspiration, or hypersensitivity to barium sulfate products. Rarely, severe allergic reactions of anaphylactoid nature have been reported following administration of barium sulfate contrast agents. Aspiration may occur during the modified barium swallow examination, monitor the patient for aspiration.

INDICATIONS AND USAGE | IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

VARIBAR® (barium sulfate)

Indications and Usage:

VARIBAR® THIN HONEY (barium sulfate) oral suspension, VARIBAR® NECTAR (barium sulfate) oral suspension, and VARIBAR® THIN LIQUID (barium sulfate) for oral suspension, are indicated for use in modified barium swallow examinations to evaluate the oral and pharyngeal function and morphology in adult and pediatric patients. VARIBAR® HONEY (barium sulfate) oral suspension and VARIBAR® PUDDING (barium sulfate) oral paste are indicated for use in modified barium swallow examinations to evaluate the oral and pharyngeal function and morphology in adult and pediatric patients 6 months of age and older.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:

For Oral Administration. This product should not be used in patients with known or suspected perforation of the GI tract, known obstruction of the GI tract, high risk of aspiration, or hypersensitivity to barium sulfate products. Rarely, severe allergic reactions of anaphylactoid nature have been reported following administration of barium sulfate contrast agents. Aspiration may occur during the modified barium swallow examination, monitor the patient for aspiration.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‑800‑FDA‑1088.

Please consult full Prescribing Information for VARIBAR HONEY here, for VARIBAR THIN HONEY here, for VARIBAR PUDDING here, for VARIBAR NECTAR here, and for VARIBAR THIN LIQUID here.

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VARIBAR is a registered trademark of E-Z-EM, Inc.