Dysphagia awareness

Cost: £5.00+VAT

Welcome to our Dysphagia awareness online training. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion. The course duration is approximately 1 hour and will earn you 1 CPD point. You have 6 months from the date of purchase to finish this training.

This module covers various topics related to Dysphagia awareness online training module.

1. Introduction to Dysphagia:
• Definition and prevalence of dysphagia
• Causes and risk factors
• Impact on patients' health and quality of life

2. Anatomy and Physiology of Swallowing:
• Understanding the normal swallowing process
• Identification of key structures involved in swallowing

3. Signs and Symptoms of Dysphagia:
• Recognizing common signs and symptoms of dysphagia
• Understanding the importance of early identification and intervention

4. Assessment and Diagnosis:
• Different assessment methods and tools used for dysphagia evaluation
• Interpreting assessment results and making appropriate referrals

5. Management and Treatment Options:
• Non-invasive strategies for dysphagia management, such as postural techniques and diet modification
• Introduction to swallowing rehabilitation exercises
• Role of assistive devices and technologies in dysphagia management

6. Communication and Collaboration:
• Effective communication strategies with patients, their families, and interdisciplinary team members
• Importance of multidisciplinary collaboration in dysphagia management

7. Complications and Risk Reduction:
• Understanding potential complications associated with dysphagia, such as aspiration pneumonia
• Strategies to reduce the risk of complications, including oral hygiene and aspiration precautions

8. Ethical Considerations:
• Respecting patients' autonomy and dignity in dysphagia management
• Addressing ethical dilemmas related to feeding and hydration

9. Documentation and Reporting:
• Importance of accurate and timely documentation of dysphagia assessments and interventions
• Understanding legal and professional responsibilities in reporting dysphagia-related concerns

10. Best Practices and Guidelines:
• Familiarity with national and international dysphagia guidelines and best practices
• Staying updated with current research and advancements in dysphagia management.

The learning outcomes are:

1. Understand the anatomy and physiology of the swallowing process.
2. Recognize the signs and symptoms of dysphagia.
3. Identify the different types and causes of dysphagia.
4. Understand the importance of early identification and intervention for dysphagia.
5. Learn about the assessment tools and techniques used to assess dysphagia.
6. Understand the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to managing dysphagia.
7. Learn about the different treatment options for dysphagia, including diet modifications and swallowing exercises.
8. Understand the potential complications and risks associated with dysphagia.
9. Learn about the legal and ethical considerations in managing dysphagia.
10. Develop effective communication strategies with patients, their families, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of individuals with dysphagia.

We hope you find this module informative and beneficial for your professional development in Dysphagia awareness online training module.

If you need more information about this course, please contact Train Healthcare directly at 0208 3266 704 or email
Please note that refunds are not available for online training purchases.

Nursing and Midwife Council's (CPD Points).

It is necessary to complete 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points) of relevant CPD within the three-year period since your last registration renewal or since joining the register.
Of these 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points), a minimum of 20 hours (20 Nursing CPD Points), should be dedicated to participatory learning, which involves engaging in activities that facilitate interaction with other professionals.