Dyphagia and Safer Eating and Drinking Training

Guardian Angels
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

Group bookings ONLY: Please note this training course is only available to employers, such as NHS Trusts, CCG’s, Independent Providers etc. This is because the course is delivered onsite within the customers training facilities for groups.


Dysphagia and Safer Eating and Drinking training course

Our dysphagia training courses are delivered by highly experienced healthcare professionals, ensuring that carers and healthcare workers are able to identify the signs of the condition, carry out accurate risk assessments and appropriately manage the individual. Dysphagia can affect a range of different patients and service-users, who may have trouble swallowing foods or liquids for a number of different reasons, such as:


  • A stroke
  • Head injury
  • Dementia
  • Learning or physical disabilities
  • Mouth or oesophageal cancer


The proper care of this condition is essential in order to minimise the risk of further complications, such as weight loss and chest infections (pulmonary aspiration). Our comprehensive training course will provide you with a full and in-depth understanding of dysphagia and how to manage it within the care environment.


Dysphagia training for carers - what’s covered on the course?

From awareness to causes, high risk groups to possible complications, our dysphagia training course examines the assessments and risks management strategies for supporting service users with swallowing difficulties. The course also explores the importance of multidisciplinary involvement in the assessment and planning of care interventions in these circumstances. The syllabus includes:


  • What is dysphagia
  • The causes of dysphagia
  • Signs, symptoms and complications
  • Risk assessments
  • The normal and abnormal swallow reflex
  • Management
  • The importance of multi-disciplinary working
  • Summary and evaluation


Duration

4 hours, at a time and location suited for you.


Assessment and certification

The course process consists of continual assessment by the course tutor, case studies, practical scenarios, OSCE's and workbook completion. Guardian Angels Training will provide the necessary competency proformas required to ensure safe and evidenced-based clinical practice following completion of our training course, allowing the registered provider to ensure mandatory competency assessments are completed within the workplace by a nominated mentor/supervisor. For more information regarding competency assessments or to request an onsite competency assessment conducted by one of our specialist registered nurse trainers, feel free to get in touch and we’ll be happy to help. Upon successful completion of the course, delegates will receive a certificate valid for 2 years.


Further information

For more information about our clinical observation training course or to learn more about our other training courses and how they can help you to deliver a better standard of patient care, please feel free to contact our team who will be happy to help.


Group bookings ONLY: Please note this training course is only available to employers, such as NHS Trusts, CCG’s, Independent Providers etc. This is because the course is delivered onsite within the customers training facilities for groups.

Dates available on arrangement

Guardian Angels can also create this course for you on arrangement either at your workplace or at one of their locations.

All our courses are designed bespoke to the organisational and individual learner requirements, so please contact us for a unique training proposal.
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