Thick & Easy Clear

An effective solution

Thick & Easy Clear is a taste-neutral solution that can be used to modify the consistency of drinks, helping people with dysphagia to swallow safely.

Thick & Easy Clear is prescribed by Speech & Language Therapists (SLTs) and Dietitians, and is used in hospitals, care homes and in the home.

Thick & Easy Clear:

  • Encourages fluid intake, therefore reducing therisk of dehydration

  • Doesn’t alter the natural appearance, taste or texture of drinks1

  • Lessens the fear of swallowing

Thick & Easy Clear is a taste-neutral solution that can be used to modify the consistency of drinks, helping people with dysphagia swallow safely.

Thick & Easy Clear is prescribed by Speech & Language Therapists (SLTs) and Dietitians, it is used in hospitals, care homes and in the home.

Thick & Easy Clear:

  • Encourages fluid intake, therefore reducing the risk of dehydration

  • Doesn’t alter the natural appearance, taste or texture of drinks1

  • Lessens the fear of swallowing

“Thick & Easy Clear tastes totally natural and fresh in water. The product is clearly excellent and helpful. 10 out of 10”1

Dehydration and dysphagia

The European Food Safety Authority recommends a daily intake of 2.5 litres for men and 2.0 litres for women.3

Along with the elderly, patients with dysphagia often struggle to meet their daily-recommended intakes.

What is dysphagia

Dysphagia describes any difficulty or pain in eating, drinking or swallowing and affects people with a range of conditions.4 Dysphagia has many causes and can pose varied and potentially fatal risks, including dehydration, malnutrition and aspiration pneumonia.

It affects more people than you think:

  • More than 90% of people with motor neurone
    disease (MND)5

  • 81% of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS)6

  • More than 75% of patients with Alzheimers7

  • 50-70% of nursing home residents8

  • More than 50% of Parkinson’s disease patients9

  • 50% of head and neck cancer patients10

  • 40-81% of stroke survivors11

Minimising the risks

Effective texture modification of drinks is a simple way to help prevent the risks associated with dysphagia and dehydration to ensure patients remain sufficiently hydrated.

The new IDDSI framework

The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) has developed a standardised terminology to describe texture-modified foods and thickened liquids used by people with dysphagia.

We have developed a comprehensive range of Thick & Easy Clear guides to help with your transition to the new IDDSI framework. All of which are available to download here, or should you require printed versions, please contact your Fresenius Kabi representative.

Latest IDDSI News

Our May e-bite is out! New videos, updated resources, webinar recordings, new translations and more: https://conta.cc/2Ml3ig5

'IDDSI 301: Implementation' is the last webinar of our Canadian series where we will share some practical first-hand experiences from an institution that successfully implemented IDDSI. This Friday May 29. Info and free registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kiI1wuYbSHuynVRfOgnFdA

We still have spots available for our webinar this Friday. IDDSI 201 provides an in-depth analysis of the #IDDSI testing methods. May 22 at 1pm EDT/10am PDT. Free registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jQJ610M4TjmrZUzszvK5Gg

A new Russian translation of the IDDSI Framework and IDDSI Testing Methods (including 7 Easy to Chew) is now available for Peer Review. Thanks you to our fantastic volunteers for their hard work!
Visit: http://iddsi.org/translations to provide feedback.

New webinar this Friday. IDDSI 101 provides an overview of the purpose and development of IDDSI, explores each of the eight levels of the texture continuum & provides practical info on testing methods. May 8 at 1pm EDT/10am PDT. Free registration:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1015886158503/WN_qjzpcQiXR36NlocRB9qcpw

Staying hydrated with Thick & Easy Clear

Thick & Easy Clear can be used to thicken both hot and cold drinks.
Altering the consistency of a drink can help ensure a safe swallow.

Thick & Easy Clear – Ordering information

References