Supporting people with Dysphagia with MedicationSubject categories: General Health and Social Care, Nursing and Health Care
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
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
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