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10 October, 2019 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fully funded

One day

Course Description

This course covers the definition, symptoms and incidences of dysphagia, focusing on menu planning for clients with dysphagia, hydration and malnutrition, and the stages of normal swallowing. This course also includes a practical session that teaches learners how to make a thickened drink, prepare a soaking solution, and demonstrate safe techniques, when assisting someone to eat.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe the stages of a normal swallow and recognise an abnormal swallow
  • List the symptoms of Dysphagia
  • Prepare a thickened drink correctly and a soaking solution correctly
  • Describe the different texture descriptors for modified diets
  • Refer clients with dysphagia using the local referral criteria and protocol
  • Critique and improve the current menu provision for clients with dysphagia
  • Use a screening tool to assess the risk of dehydration
  • Introduce food fortification for clients with dysphagia who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition

Requirements and Suitability

This course is suitable for all levels of staff working within any type of Adult Care Service.

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Disclaimer: Please note that this course is fully funded for Standard, Silver and Gold members only. Associate Members will incur a cost for this training. For more details, please email enquiries@hcpa.info before booking.

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10 October, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded
Courses Category:
Aimed at:
Managers, Training Co-ordinators, HR staff, Deputy staff, Senior staff, Care Staff, Team Leaders, Registered Nurses
Service User focus:
Dementia, Elderly, Learning Disability, Autism, Drug misuse
Care Setting focus:
Residential, Homecare, Care Home, Flexicare, Supported Living, Nursing Home, Hospice