Understanding Dysphagia and Choking Certification

About this course

Understanding Dysphagia and Choking

This course is designed for professional care workers, and it focuses on the common problem of swallowing difficulties and choking incidents in the care environment.

Dysphagia is a life-threatening disease that can cause severe physical and emotional problems.

In this course, you will learn about the difficulties surrounding treating and caring for people with dysphagia, including the logistics of implementing a proper dysphagia treatment programme and how to create a personalised care plan using the IDDSI protocols and many other tools.

The course also discusses the medical emergency of choking and how to treat it, and it aims to prepare you to be an effective caregiver.

What you will learn

What You Will Learn:

  • The nature of dysphagia and what choking incidents are, and how to recognise their symptoms
  • The challenging process of swallowing
  • The types of diagnostic tests required for the implementation of a dysphagia plan
  • The IDDSI protocol and how to implement it
  • The avoidance and emergency treatment of choking incidents.
  • Strategies to establish and monitor dysphagia programs in a care situation
  • The importance of liaising with medical professionals and with care staff and family members of the person in care

Benefits of this course

Benefits of Taking this Course:

  • Gain significant knowledge about the recognition and treatment of dysphagia
  • With greater awareness of evaluating, monitoring and handling dysphagia and choking problems, you will be more employable and able to provide first-class care
  • Bring a broader range of proficiency into your caregiver role
  • Improve the health and contentment of those in your care and impart useful knowledge to other caregivers


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