This course is only available to UNISON members.
Dysphagia – Understanding Swallowing & Risks
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
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