Delivery Days

Last Thursday of every month

Time

11:00AM to 12:00PM

Duration

1 hour of practical and 1 hour of online theory and assessments

Cost

AUD 82/-

Course Description

Are you looking to expand your knowledge on Dysphagia within the healthcare and community service sector? Look no further than our short course.

Our course provides participants with basic information on Dysphagia and its impact on patient care. Through engaging and informative sessions, you’ll learn about the latest techniques and practices for managing Dysphagia in a healthcare setting.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the various aspects of Dysphagia, including its causes, symptoms, and treatments. You’ll also learn how to identify potential risk factors and develop effective care plans to support patients with Dysphagia.

By the end of this short course, you’ll have the knowledge and skills needed to support patients with Dysphagia and deliver high-quality care in a healthcare or community service setting. So why wait? Sign up for our Dysphagia course today and take the first step towards expanding your healthcare knowledge.

Course Overview

  • Describe the steps in swallowing
  • Identify signs of dysphagia
  • Recognise and take appropriate action for aspiration and choking
  • Demonstrate how to thicken fluids
  • Describe different diet consistencies
  • Describe strategies to assist residents and clients with their meals and drinks

This workshop provides participants with the skills and knowledge of choking episodes, what to do if one occurs and the procedures for:

  • Understanding the basic anatomy and physiology of the airway and upper gastrointestinal system
  • Outlining the biomechanics of health swallowing, understanding the method, process, and structure
  • Discussing signs and symptoms of dysphagia
  • Identifying the causes and conditions related to dysphagia
  • Assessing common complications of dysphagia and when to refer for clinical assessment
  • Recognising and taking appropriate action for aspiration and choking
  • Examining treatment and lifestyle modifications to reduce risk of complications
  • Understanding the principles of a texture-modified and altered fluid-consistency diet
  • Following a generic client health care plan

Course Details


Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
Dysphagia Thursday, 28 March 2024 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 60-62 Stirling Street Perth WA 6000 15 $82.00
Dysphagia Thursday, 25 April 2024 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 60-62 Stirling Street Perth WA 6000 15 $82.00
Dysphagia Thursday, 30 May 2024 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 60-62 Stirling Street Perth WA 6000 15 $82.00
Dysphagia Thursday, 27 June 2024 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 60-62 Stirling Street Perth WA 6000 15 $82.00
Dysphagia Thursday, 25 July 2024 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 60-62 Stirling Street Perth WA 6000 15 $82.00