Choking – Resources

Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool

MUST is a five-step screening tool to identify adults, who are malnourished, at risk of malnutrition (undernutrition), or obese. It also includes management guidelines which can be used to develop a care plan.  It is for use in hospitals, community and other care settings and can be used by all care workers.

icn_web Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST)



The IDDSI committee came together in 2013 with a goal of developing international standardized terminology and descriptors for dysphagia diets that would meet the needs of individuals with dysphagia across the age span, across all care setting and across all cultures. The outcome of the committee’s work is the creation of the International Dysphagia Diet Framework. In addition, food and drink descriptors along with instructions for easy, reliable and accessible methods to test different foods and drinks were completed.

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Nutricia believe in the power of nutrition to make a positive and proven difference to health, applying collective expertise in nutrition to some of the world’s biggest health challenges in life in the nutritional management of diseases, disorders and medical conditions.

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Nestle Health Science

The Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences has a mission: develop scientific methods to improve health through nutrition. This scientific research center gives Nestlé Health Science the most advanced information and processes in nutrition and diagnostic science. We strongly believe that the food we consume on a daily basis is the largest single influence on our health.

icn_web Nestle Health Science Website


Fresenius Kabi

Fresenius Kabi is a global healthcare company that specialises in lifesaving medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition. Our products and services are used to help care for critically and chronically ill patients.

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Other Useful Tools

HSAB - Report of the Workforce Subgroup Choking Capacity Tool

HSAB - Report of the Workforce Subgroup Me at Mealtimes Booklet

HSAB - Report of the Workforce Subgroup Actions to consider following a choking event

HSAB - Report of the Workforce Subgroup Caroline Walker Trust – eating for children and ALD