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10 January - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fully funded

Course Description

This course will give you a broad understanding of the causes and symptoms of dysphagia and an overview of its management. There will be an opportunity to prepare thickened drinks and soaking solutions correctly to ensure safe feeding practices. Improving food choice and variety is essential to ensure that service users with dysphagia meet their nutritional and hydration needs adequately. The training will follow the new IDDSI guidance.

Learning outcomes

  • Define dysphagia and recognise the incidence in the LD community
  • Describe the different stages of a normal swallow
  • Describe the symptoms and consequences of dysphagia
  • Explain the IDDSI Guidance
  • Prepare appropriately thickened drinks according to the IDDSI Guidelines
  • Prepare a soaking solution
  • Demonstrate safe feeding techniques
  • Modify menu plans to meet the needs of service users with dysphagia to provide variety and meet preferences
  • Adhere to best practice guidance and legislation with respect to mental capacity and dysphagia
  • Explain the reasons for instigating PEG feeding

Requirements & Suitability

Suitable for any staff working within an Adult Disability Support Service

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