Dysphagia Awareness

Course Information

Provides employees with a good understanding of swallowing problems

Course Objectives /Aims & Learning Outcomes

Course Aims:

On completion of the course delegates will be able to ;

  • State what is meant by dysphagia
  • State the signs to look out for
  • Will know ways of managing symptoms
  • Describe the swallowing process

Learning Outcomes:

  • To help staff recognise signs and manage symptoms of dysphagia

Course Outline

The qualification covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to how we swallow
  • Pharyngeal stage
  • Peristalsis
  • Stomach
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Aspiration
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Dental hygiene
  • PEG
  • Dysphasia and medication
  • Older people at Risk

Intended for

  • All employees in the health and social care sector

Modes of delivery

  • Presentation
  • Group discussion and activities
  • Assessment

Benefits Perceived by the Delegates

  • Better understanding of dysphagia, the related problems and how to manage it

Course Duration

  • 3hrs

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