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Dysphagia Awareness

November 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:15 pm | £99.00

Dysphagia Awareness

This dysphagia training session aims to raise awareness and knowledge of dysphagia and common swallowing problems. The course will look at the common causes of swallowing difficulties and how to help reduce the risk of choking.

On completion delegates will demonstrate a much-improved awareness of the common causes of dysphagia. They will be able to identify when signs of people are having difficulties swallowing and the correct actions to take.

They will understand their role and responsibilities when supporting clients suffering with dysphagia and swallowing difficulties. Staff understand when to escalate and refer to a specialist.

This session incorporates elements of the requirements of the Skills for Care “The Care Certificate 2015” Criteria from Standard 3,5,6,10, 14 & Skills for Care “Code of Conduct” Standard 2.

The session includes:

  • Causes of dysphagia and swallowing problems.
  • The anatomy of swallowing.
  • How to recognise when someone is having difficulty swallowing.
  • Reducing the risk of choking.
  • Knowing when to escalate and refer to specialist.
  • Privacy, Dignity & Respect.
  • Alternatives to oral feeding.


Course Tutor
Elizabeth Lewis
Registered Nurse, Registered Manager. NVQ 4 Learning & Development, S.E.T (Standards of Education & Training). Accredited Suzy Lamplugh Tutor, Skills for Care Dignity Champion and Dementia Friend.

“Thank you very much for providing us the best training which I enjoyed a lot and gained a lot of knowledge”.

“Really good, greatly appreciated the mix of medias, activities, trainers involving approach & personality. Thank-you”.


If you would like to book you can do so through the website. If you have any questions please contact [email protected] or call 01235 248085.

OACP Members receive a 10% Training Discount on prices quoted.

Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers – Napier Court, Abingdon
9/10 Napier Court, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3YT United Kingdom
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01235 248085
OACP (Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers)
01235 248085


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