Health & Social Care Courses

Dysphagia Awareness, Level 1 (Can include Learning Disabilities)

Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) is a common consequence of many medical conditions especially neurological disorders such as: dementia, stroke, learning disability, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. Dysphagia not only impacts on the quality of peoples’ lives but it can also shorten them. This 3-hour course will give your staff a greater understanding of the condition and its possible serious consequences.

Course Content

  • Describe the anatomy involved in swallowing
  • Recognise when somebody has difficulty eating
  • Know when and how to refer to specialist services
  • Create an advantageous environment to support adequate nutrition
  • Position people to enable them to eat and drink safely
  • Examine the issues in maintaining peoples’ dignity during mealtimes
  • IDDSI guidelines
  • Demonstrate the first aid for dealing with a person who is choking

    Course Assessment

    Continual informal assessment throughout the course of understanding the subject.

    Course Costs

    Our courses are competitively priced and we aim to beat any equivalent training quote so give us a call today and we can get you booked in.

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    Here are some recent testimonials

    Astrid made the course fun as well as informative. Having done other First Aid courses that were dry and dull can recommend this one!

    Julie P

    The most instructive course I have attended both in teaching methods and handouts.

    David S

    I really liked the scenarios and the games, these both really built confidence for me.

    Jenny H

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