SwallowMIST™ by TheraSIP provides a safe way to practice swallows. The unit emits a fine mist to help to moisten the mouth either prior to swallow exercises or as a means of practicing dry swallow initiation. SwallowMIST™ works well for patients with dysphagia or for patients who are designated nothing-by-mouth except for ice chips. Once the unit is filled 2/3rds with water, SwallowMIST™ is pressurized by pumping. Once pressurized, the unit is activated by pressing the button. One short press provides less than 1mL of water; held down longer the unit will produce a prolonged mist and increase the amount dispensed.
SwallowMIST™ provides a safe manner of practicing swallows since the fine mist will be comparable to the amount of saliva in a dry swallow. For individual use only. Comes with instructions for use. Wash well prior to use.
SwallowMIST™ works well as part of a preventative swallowing program for head and neck patients undergoing chemoradiotherapy.