Dysphagia - Swallow and Dysphagia Awareness for Nursing Staff (Adult)



Raise awareness of normal swallow and dysphagia to inform the assessment and ongoing care of adults with dysphagia.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the 2 hour awareness workshop participants will be able to:

  • Outline the normal swallow mechanism
  • Define dysphagia, aspiration and associated risks
  • Discuss nursing duties and responsibilities in relation to feeding those with acknowledged risk
  • Outline the descpriptors, best practice guidelines and advice for managing dysphagia and participated in a practical feeding session
  • Discuss the role of the Speech and Language Therapist and timeliness and mechanisms for referral


Nursing staff (Adult)


Before and after quiz.  Presentation, discussion, questions and answer, demonstration and practical feeding experience.



Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.

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Label Dates & Times Venue Facilitator Administrator
Wednesday, 30 May, 2018
(9.00 - 12.00)
CEC - Antrim Paula Walls
Valerie Lyttle
Fully Booked
Tuesday 26 June 2018
(1.00 - 4.00)
CEC - Antrim Paula Walls
Kylie Steinberg
Fully Booked
Wednesday 5 September 2018
(1.00 - 4.00)
CEC - Antrim Paula Walls
Glynnis Johnston