This course is only available to UNISON members.
Dysphasia – Understanding Swallowing & Risks CANCELLED
Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties. Some people with dysphagia have problems swallowing certain foods or liquids, while others can’t swallow at all. This workshop is for relevant for health and social care workers in care home, day care, acute or home care setting. It will look at the causes of dysphagia and common swallowing problems, the anatomy of swallowing and how to recognise when someone is having difficulty swallowing.
Participants will also gain an understanding of different diet options, the foods which could pose a risk to patients, and the practical skills required to assist someone with their eating.
Tutor: Jenny Keane
Tutor's organisation: AHP Consultant Public Health Agency
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bullying in a work environment can cause tremendous emotional distress as well as severely impact on people’s capacity to carry out their role. Employers have a duty of care to employees and there are a number of remedies you can pursue if you believe you are being bullied. it is important to ensure that staff are enabled to work in a supportive environment which maximises their ability to contribute. Sometimes there is a blurred line between performance management and a belief by the staff member that they are being bullied. This course will explore the employer’s duty of care, what constitutes bullying, what remedies are available to someone who is experiencing it and how managers can respond pro-actively.
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