Course Title: Dysphagia Awareness
Course length 3 hours (Webinar 2 hours)
Maximum number to attend 12 (webinar 20)
This dysphagia training course is designed for all staff. It aims to provide awareness and knowledge of dysphagia and common swallowing difficulties.
Introduction - Physiology of Swallowing
Understand the process of swallowing identifying the stages involved.
What is Dysphagia
Understand the terminology
Identify the different types of Dysphagia
Warning signs or triggers
Understand the difference between coughing and choking/treatment for these
Identify signs and symptoms of aspiration
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Discuss GERD including signs and symptoms and treatments available.
Modification of diet and fluids
Administration of Medication
Liaising with MDTs Risk Assessment / Care Planning
Practical feeding experience with thickening agent.
training session, there is a written assessment to evidence the learning of the attendees.
This course can be tailored to the bespoke needs of the customer. Please speak to a member of the sales team for further details.