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

Course overview

This course has been developed to provide all learners with an understanding of Dysphagia as a condition and how to support an individual to eat and drink.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Group discussions, small group activities, DVD clips and worksheets
This course has been developed and mapped to:
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Guidance on Dysphagia
And the following QCF unit:
Support Individuals to Eat and Drink

Course content

What is Dysphagia?
The risks arising from lack of appropriate dysphagia management
Multi-disciplinary assessments and team working
Care planning and following professional recommendations
Planning and preparation of meals, including following dietary needs
Equipment and sitting positions to support comfortable and safe eating
First aid response

Learning outcomes

Explain the term dysphagia
Describe the causes and risks associated with dysphagia
State the common signs and symptoms of dysphagia
Prepare and provide support for eating and drinking
Monitor eating and drinking and the support provided
Describe the first aid response in an emergency


3 hours

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