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July 2019

Dysphagia Management Skill Training - Part 2

July 12, 2019

Dysphagia can lead to malnutrition and aspiration pneumonia. Join this course to gain a deeper knowledge of dysphagia management and intervention in order to assist people with swallowing difficulties.

Course objectives

  • Identify palatable modified diets and fluids
  • Understand the preparation required for modified diets
  • Understand specific swallowing difficulties in populations with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, respiratory difficulties and stroke
  • Implement specific compensatory techniques used in different populations
  • Implement specific rehabilitation techniques for swallowing
  • Explain the importance of oral hygiene and its assessment tools
  • Explain the different objective swallowing assessments available and understand the rationale behind objective assessments
  • Understand ethical decision-making principles in the area of oral versus non-oral feeding

Course outline (2 days)

Day 1

  • Review knowledge of fluid and diet modification
  • Preparation of modified diet
  • Specific feeding techniques for patients with dysphagia

Day 2

  • Introduction of Oral Hygiene Assessment Tool (OHAT)
  • Introduction of oromotor and swallowing exercises
  • Identify methods to ensure swallow safety
  • Implement methods to ensure swallow safety

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE DATE, FEES AND OTHER INFORMATION

REGISTER through your organisation’s designated AIC LMS Administrator :

https://lms.aic-learn.sg/lms/app/SYS_login.aspx

Enquiries

68952786, sla_admin@stluke.org.sg

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