Dysphagia Awareness and Care

Dysphagia Awareness and Care

This half-day Dysphagia Awareness and Care course is suitable for nurses and carers.

Course Length. 3.5 hours


This half day CPD course explores the physiology of swallowing, recognising and reducing the possibility of choking and aspiration, and the practical ways carers can assist people living with swallowing issues to promote ‘safer swallowing strategies’.

We use an anatomically-correct cross-section model to demonstrate the swallowing function and discuss a range of practical techniques. Question and answer pages during the training reinforce knowledge and understanding.

Course Contents

Anatomy, physiology and the stages of the swallowing function
Reasons for dysphagia
Identifying swallowing problems
Choking risk assessments
Specialist interventions as required
Person-centred care and practical ways to assist people with swallowing
Food texturising and drink thickening
Promoting respect and dignity
Substitutes for oral feeds

Course Outcomes

Your staff will be equipped with all the relevant knowledge and an understanding of what is dysphagia, how to be aware of its causes, and how to deal with patient suffering from dysphagia.

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