Using a monitored sip test to assess risk of aspiration in postoperative oatients

Osborne, Sonya ORCID: and Gardner, Glenn and Gardner, Anne and Franklin, Susan and Tuohy, Elizabeth and Fisher, Alex (2006) Using a monitored sip test to assess risk of aspiration in postoperative oatients. AORN Journal, 83 (4). pp. 908-928. ISSN 0001-2092


PULMONARY ASPIRATION is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Older adult patients have been shown to be particularly at risk for aspiration.

A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL was conducted to investigate the efficacy of a simple, noninvasive screening test—the monitored sip test—in identifying patients at risk for aspiration, including 'silent aspirators'.

BASED ON CLINICAL JUDGMENT using the study's outcome measures, incidence of aspiration-related lung injury was high (ie, 37.5%); however, no identification of patients at risk for aspiration occurred after either the use of the monitored sip test or routine cautious introduction of fluids during the data collection phase of the study.

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Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2021 04:47
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2021 04:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: pulmonary aspiration
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420501 Acute care
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