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QQ-3163. Ms Patricia Cooper - Nursing – Manpreet Kaur – Aspiration


The Dietician

Zedhealth Nutrition and Dietetics

North Terrance and Frome Road

Centenary Building


21 March 2019

Dear Dietician,

Re: Ms Partricia Cooper, aged 67

Ms Patricia copper, who is at risk of aspiration, requires your urgent assessment in swallowing and nutritional status.

Ms Cooper choked on a poorly piece of food today. She has no complaints and vital signs are normal.

Ms Cooper has a history of diabetes mellitus type 2, ischemic heart disease and osteoarthritis since 2013, 2014 and 2018 respectively. In addition, she had stroke and severe dementia. She is overweight 107 kg associated with increased appetite and her BMI is 30. She has no allergy to food and medicine. She is not taking diabetic diet. She has entire upper and lower dentures.

Ms Cooper is a single lady and lives in Agmaroy Nursing Home. She has lack of interest in socialisation and emotionally dependent on nursing staff.

Based on the aforementioned circumstances, it would be grateful if you could visit Ms Cooper and assess her health condition. Your immediate intervention will be beneficial her swallowing dysfunction and nutritional status.

If you require additional information, please contact me.

Yours faithfully,

Registered Nurse.


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