The Dysphagia Awareness eLearning course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of dysphagia and its management. The course has a duration of 1 hour and aims to educate staff members on the significance of a multi-disciplinary approach to conducting risk assessments and effectively managing dysphagia.
The course content is aligned with the National Occupational Standards SCDHSC0214 and SFHDYS4. These standards serve as benchmarks for the knowledge and skills required to meet professional competencies in the field of dysphagia management. By mapping the course to these standards, it ensures that participants receive instruction and training that aligns with recognized industry standards.
By the end of the Dysphagia Awareness eLearning course, participants will have a solid understanding of the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to dysphagia management. They will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute effectively to the identification, assessment, and management of dysphagia in their professional roles.
Special Focus Courses
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Aim: To ensure that delegates have the knowledge and confidence to provide support for children and young people who have an autistic spectrum disorder.
Boundaries and Good Practice
This course aims to ensure healthcare support workers and adult social care workers understand the importance of maintaining professional boundaries and relationships.
This course ensures that care planning by healthcare support workers and adult social care workers places the best interests of individuals at the centre of care, whilst enabling them to make and communicate their own decisions.
Aim: To enable delegates to develop their knowledge and skills in relation to promoting continence, including early identification and care of incontinence issues, and person centred care for people with continence problems.
Aim: To provide healthcare support workers and adult social care workers to understand dementia and help improve the quality of life for people living with dementia.
Disability, Equality and Inclusion
Aim: To enable healthcare support workers and adult social care workers to develop their knowledge and understanding of disability and impairment, and the social model of disability.
This 1-hour course teaches staff to understand the importance of multi-disciplinary approach to risk assessments and management of dysphagia.
End of Life Care
Aim: To give learners an understanding of the current guidance around end of life care for adults.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
This course aims to provide learners with a general understanding and awareness of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This eLearning training takes approximately 1 hour to complete.
Aim: To provide delegates with an understanding of HIV and an awareness of its prevalence in today's society as well as its progression, attitudes towards HIV and its impact on the individual.
Introduction to the Autism Spectrum
Aim: To ensure healthcare support workers and adult social care workers have the knowledge and confidence to provide support for people with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
Learning Disability Awareness
This half-day course trains Health and Social Care staff to understand the needs of individuals with a range of Learning Disabilities and make adjustments for them.
Learning Disability and Autism Awareness
This eLearning course provides learners with an understanding of Learning Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder and the support they can offer those with Learning Disabilities or Autism.
Mental Capacity Act Awareness
Aim: To provide healthcare support workers and adult social care workers with an overview of the Mental Capacity Act, to ensure they have the knowledge and skill to deal with situations relating to mental capacity.
Aim: To provide healthcare support workers and adult social care workers with the knowledge required to provide their service user with personal care in a dignified and empowering way.
Positive Behaviour support
Aim: To provide an overview of the subject, enabling an understanding of behaviours and its origin in order to develop ways to respond positively to the behaviour.
Pressure Care Management
Aim: To provide healthcare support workers and adult social care workers with information on the cause, prevention and care of pressure sores.
Prevention of Slips, Trips and Falls
Aim: To provide healthcare support workers and adult social care workers with the knowledge and understanding to prevent falls within the care sector.
Professional Relationships and Boundaries in Care
Aim: To ensure learners understand the importance of maintaining professional boundaries and upholding professional relationships.
Promoting Dignity in Care
Aim: To provide healthcare support workers and adult social care workers with an awareness of dignity in care, and how it can be promoted and maintained.
Aim: To raise awareness of the signs and impact of strokes and how to respond effectively to someone experiencing a stroke.
Substance Misuse Awareness
Aim: To give learners an awareness of issues surrounding drug and alcohol abuse.
Supervision and Appraisal Skills
Aim: To provide candidates with the understanding, knowledge and skills to carry out supervision and appraisal activities effectively.
Understanding Behaviours that Challenge
Aim: To help healthcare support workers and adult social care workers to understand the functions and meaning of behaviours and how to support individuals in their setting.
Understanding Domestic Abuse
Aim: To ensure learners have an awareness of domestic abuse in different forms, are able to recognise possible victims and be aware of the help available for victims.