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

Chinese (Hong Kong) translations of the IDDSI Framework and IDDSI Testing Methods are now available for Peer Review. Visit: http://iddsi.org/translations to provide feedback on the translations. Thank you to our fantastic volunteer translators!

Our March e-bite is a message from our Board of Directors regarding #COVID19. We are thinking of everyone across the global community. Read the full statement here: https://conta.cc/3dACZic

The #IDDSI Australian Steering Committee has released the Australian Project Officer report, which documents the way Australia went about the IDDSI implementation journey, together with some metrics. Read here: https://bit.ly/32TgQa3

Feb e-bite is out! Australia Implementation Report, FAQs, IDDSI certification claims, translations, IDDSI around the world and more. Read at: https://conta.cc/2TjkRjn

Our first e-bite of 2020 is out! It includes important information regarding syringe availability for the IDDS Flow Test: https://conta.cc/2Ud90FO

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