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

Have you registered for our upcoming session Implementing IDDSI Across a Large Acute Care Network? This is an industry-sponsored webinar presented by IDDSI Platinum Co-sponsor @SimplyThickGel
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Last e-bite of 2020: #HappyHolidays from the #IDDSI Board of Directors!, UK looking for Reference Groups volunteer members, and upcoming webinar sponsored by @SimplyThickGel: https://conta.cc/3gPwQkm

We still have spots left in our first ever Arabic webinar: Introduction to IDDSI (Arabic). Please help us spread the word! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8015983012782/WN_EyJd9HdSRM2tfQevofc8Cg

Our Sept 2020 e-bite is out! Read our special feature "Focus on Puree", IDDSI around the globe, Chinese translations, and more: https://conta.cc/34dtSQH

Mark your calendars! Our new webinar: Introduction to IDDSI (in Mandarin) on Sep 18, is open for registrations: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3015976847443/WN_Of67-QAISOu1y3t5ojWHYQ

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