Meet Touch “Sreymouy” Sengmouy! She’s an STC-trained clinician who is improving the lives of her patients with dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) in her hospital’s neurology department.
Sreymouy would like to see other clinicians in her country to be trained on how to properly handle dysphagia.
“I think it’s very important for more Cambodian clinicians to receive STC’s training,” she says. “It can help them to determine the diagnosis, treat people with swallowing problems, reduce pneumonia, recommend safe feeding for patients, and improve a patient’s mental health.”
Sreymouy’s supervisor, Dr. Teav Veasna, knows that STC’s training is saving lives in his hospital.
“STC has helped train our staff to understand how to take care of patients with swallowing disorders. I find that STC helps us to determine diagnosis and treatment by reducing deaths from pneumonia, choking or NG tubes,” the deputy head of neurology says. “Without STC-trained clinicians, our patients may continue to undergo surgery or gastrostomy because he or she has not been diagnosed and treated properly, especially patients who develop severe pneumonia.”