Japan Academy of Nursing Science



Clinical Practice Guideline for Aspiration and Pharyngeal Residue

This Clinical Practice Guideline was produced in pursuit of JANS’ ethos of nursing care development and standardization, as a mechanism for feeding back and applying the results of nursing research to clinical practice. This Clinical Practice Guideline (Research and Development Representative Hiromi Sanada, Professor of the University of Tokyo) was accepted by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). As a result of research into aspiration and pharyngeal residue, this Guideline was created for the purpose of giving back to the patients who require such care and the nurses who provide such care.

The topics of this Clinical Practice Guideline focus on nursing care related to basic medical treatment life support for ‘sleeping, eating, and excreting’, and work started on the urgent issue of “Assessment of aspiration during swallowing and pharyngeal residue’ relating to aspiration of elderly people. In accordance with the ‘Minds Manual for Guideline Development 2017’, this Guideline consists of two parts, Part 1: ‘Basic characteristics of aspiration and pharyngeal residue during swallowing’ and Part 2: ‘Recommendation for each CQ (Clinical Question) and systematic review’. Part 2 includes technology development supported by AMED, and the physical examination technology and screening tests that have been performed in the past.

Use of this Clinical Practice Guideline will create a positive feedback cycle wherein the standardization of nursing care will progress, and the application of evidence in the field will not only promote scientific nursing care, but will also lead to more new technological development and promote further nursing research.

Please make good use of this Clinical Practice Guideline, a product of the activities of the Japan Academy of Nursing Science, whose mission is to contribute to society both domestically and internationally by contributing to further development of ‘Nursing Science’.


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