Delivery Days

Last Tuesday of every month

Time

9:00AM to 11:00AM

Duration

2 hours online theory + 2 hours practical lessons

Cost

AUD 132/-

Course Description

Our Dysphagia refresher course is perfect for professionals working in the sector to update their knowledge on the most up to date methods and good practices available to assist clients. As part of this course, you will need to complete two hours of self-paced online studies and assessments and then come into our campus for 2 hours of hands-on practical training.

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

Please be advised that Auscare Training Organisation reserves the right to cancel scheduled training sessions due to insufficient enrolment. While we strive to accommodate all registered participants, we must ensure that each session has a viable number of attendees to maintain the quality and effectiveness of the training.

In the event of cancellation due to insufficient enrolment, registered participants will be notified via email/phone at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled start date.


Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
Dysphagia 30 July 2024 09:00 am - 11:00 am 60-62 Stirling Street Perth WA 6000 18 $132.00
Dysphagia 27 August 2024 09:00 am - 11:00 am 60-62 Stirling Street Perth WA 6000 20 $132.00
Dysphagia 24 September 2024 09:00 am - 11:00 am 60-62 Stirling Street Perth WA 6000 20 $132.00
Dysphagia 29 October 2024 09:00 am - 11:00 am 60-62 Stirling Street Perth WA 6000 20 $132.00
Dysphagia 26 November 2024 09:00 am - 11:00 am 60-62 Stirling Street Perth WA 6000 20 $132.00
Dysphagia 17 December 2024 09:00 am - 11:00 am 60-62 Stirling Street Perth WA 6000 20 $132.00