SafeStraw Drinking Aid for Dysphagia
The Bionix Safe Straw is a drinking aid for people with dysphagia or deficient oropharyngeal. This unique SafeStraw system works with any type of drinking cup. The straw limits the amount of liquid that can be sucked through the straw at a controlled pace. Delivers about 1 teaspoon of liquid intermittently every 1 to 3 or 6 to 9 seconds.
Bionix Safe Straw Features:
- Unique drinking aid
- Ideal for patients with disphagia
- Improves oral motor control
- Fits various drinking containers
- Easy to clean
Disphagia is a growing problem
Affecting over 15,000,000 Americans, disphagia is most commonly found in older adults, premature babies and those with brain or nervous system issues. When the muscles and nerves that move food and liquid from the mouth down through the esophagus to the stomach are not working right, the risk of aspirating, choking, gagging and having the food or liquid come back up through the nose are high. The Bionix Safe dysphagia straw allows only a small amount of liquid to enter the mouth per suck, freeing the patient from manually controlling their volume intake by squeezing the straw. There are two different versions available: one for thick, nectar sweetened liquids; and one for thin liquids.
Please note: Not for use with carbonated or honey-thickened fluids.
- Delivers 6.2 ml (approx. 1 tsp) of liquid
- Great training tool
- Can be used with any 1/4" straw
- Two versions and variety pack available