Dysphagia Awareness (3hrs)

First Response Training
Delivery Method: Face-to-face


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The Level 2 Award in Dysphagia Awareness ensures Participants have knowledge and skills to support individuals with dysphagia.

At First Response Training we can provide face-to-face, classroom-based courses inhouse at your premises or venue of your choice, open courses at our public venues and a range of e-learning, distance learning and webinar courses, as well as blended learning solutions.

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Describe the definition of dysphagia
  • Understand the normal and abnormal swallowing reflex
  • List the causes of dysphagia
  • Recognise the signs, symptoms and complications
  • Understand how dysphagia is diagnosed
  • Discuss the management of a person with dysphagia
  • Understand the importance of multi-disciplinary approach to risk assessments and management of dysphagia

Course syllabus:

  • Definition of dysphagia
  • Anatomy of digestive tract. The normal swallowing process. Abnormal swallow
  • Causes, Signs and symptoms
  • Complications and diagnosis
  • Management, Multi-disciplinary teams, Risk assessments

Certificate title: Level 2 Award in Dysphagia Awareness

Certificate validity: 3 years

Dates available on arrangement

First Response Training can also create this course for you on arrangement at your workplace.

Onsite course, delivered at your own venue to a group of up to 12 delegates. With a team of 100 trainers located across the country, no additional expenses are applied for travel. All courses are fully inclusive of certification, personal account management, refresher reminders, administration, and access to your own secure client portal.
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