Dysphagia Awareness

Ashfield Services
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

What's covered on the day?

Ideal for staff working in care settings, this training teaches delegates about the causes of choking, the signs and symptoms, and active steps which they can take in order to prevent its occurrence. Delegates will also gain an understanding of different diet options, the foods which could pose a risk to patients, and the practical skills required to assist someone with their eating. This course will be delivered by one of our leading tutors who has many years of experience within the field.


The day will run with both Formative and Summative assessments taking place. Learning will be fun and interactive and delegates will be expected to participate in their learning experience. Certificate of Attendance will be issued on completion.

Learning Objectives

  • Signs and symptoms of choking
  • Signs and symptoms of aspiration
  • Diet
  • Which foods put service users at risk?
  • Assisting someone with their eating - what to do, and what not to do
  • Managing an emergency

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