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Dysphagia Awareness

Our Dysphagia Awareness course enables attendees to gain knowledge of the different types, causes, signs and symptoms, treatments and who dysphagia affects. Our Dysphagia Awareness course to know what to do when an individual is choking.
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Learn how to notice indicators of choking and what to apply to dislodge the obstruction as well as what can be learned from the incident.

What is dysphagia? What are the causes of dysphagia? What are the signs and symptoms of dysphagia? Who does dysphagia affect? How is dysphagia diagnosed? What are the different tests and treatments available? What types of specialist equipment can be used to assist people with dysphagia? What are fluid plans? What is covert medication and how is it implemented?

Our Dysphagia Awareness course will help you answer the questions above and more.

50% – 60% of nursing home residents and are survivors of head and neck cancer experience dysphagia. 33% of people with multiple sclerosis have dysphagia. 10% of acutely hospitalised older people have dysphagia. 26% of hospital-based individuals have dysphagia.

Through our dysphagia awareness course, you will gain an understanding of the different types of dysphagia. You will learn the common signs and symptoms of dysphagia. You will learn what Aspiration Pneumonia is. You will learn effects of dysphagia with individuals. You will learn how neurological, congenital, developmental, obstructions, muscular conditions etc causes dysphagia. You will learn what the swallow test, naseoendoscopy, and video fluoroscopy and how they are used to test for dysphagia. You will learn how swallowing therapy, dietary changes, feeding tubes, medication and surgery, botox and endoscopic dilation can be sued to treat dysphagia. You will also learn what covert medication is and how it is administered.

What does Dysphagia Awareness cover?

  • Definition of the 2 different types of dysphagia.
  • Understand the different legislation that is involved with dysphagia.
  • Understand how dietary adjustments can be used to decrease the risk of choking.
  • Recognise the risks, signs and symptoms of choking.
  • Understand the different specialist equipment that is used and how it aids the individual with dysphagia.
  • Gain knowledge of the importance of legislation and regulations.

Who is our Dysphagia Awareness for?

Our Dysphagia Awareness course is for anyone who needs/ wants basic awareness knowledge regarding dysphagia primary individuals who work with older age groups.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Discuss the 2 different types of dysphagia, what can cause dysphasia and what signs/ symptoms are involved.
  • Discuss the legislation and regulation involved.
  • Recognise the risks, signs and symptoms of choking.
  • Be able to identify different ways dysphagia can be diagnosed.
  • Demonstrate how to correct aid an individual when choking.
  • Develop knowledge, skills and strategies that will increase your knowledge of dysphagia.

Frequently asked questions

Our prices are personalised to the company, including how many delegates, and location. Please make an enquiry to get a personalised quote with no hidden costs.
We cover the whole of the UK.
Many of our courses can be adapted for both classroom settings or virtual platforms like zoom. Some courses that include a practical aspect can only be delivered in a classroom setting.
All learners will receive a certificate for any course they complete. Some of our courses are in-house certified, some of our courses are regulated by Ofqual and others are accredited by other awarding bodies.

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