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Supporting people with Dysphagia with Medication

Subject categories: General Health and Social Care, Nursing and Health Care

Course overview

This course has been developed to raise awareness of the support people with Dysphagia require with their medication. This course aims to give learners an understanding of what Dysphagia is and how it impacts on an individual. The learners will also be given the knowledge to administer medication safely and who else they can access to support the individual with Dysphagia with medication. 
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, group discussions, small group activities and DVD clips.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
The Patient’s Association – Survey of Medicines related Care of Residents with Dysphagia in Care Homes

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists – Resource Manual for Commissioning and Planning Services for SLCN

And the following QCF unit:
Support Use of Medication in Social Care Settings 

Course content

What is Dysphagia?
The causes and risks associated with Dysphagia
The common signs and symptoms of Dysphagia
Prepare and provide support for the administration of medication  
Safe administration of medication
Monitor the administration of medication and the support provided  
Professionals who can support safe administration of medication

Learning outcomes

Explain what Dysphagia is
List the causes and risks associated with Dysphagia 
List the common signs and symptoms of Dysphagia 
Explain how to administer medication to an individual with Dysphagia
Describe how other professionals can support the safe administration of medication


4 hours

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