Assisting at Mealtimes

This half day course is aimed at staff members who assist residents at mealtimes to ensure safety

Introduction

This half day course is aimed at staff members who assist residents at mealtimes to ensure safety

Course Includes

  • Possible reasons why a person may require mealtime assistance
  • Dysphagia and swallowing issues
  • Importance of nutrition and hydration
  • Safer swallowing strategies, including positioning (resident and staff)
  • Reporting and recording potential swallowing difficulties
  • Conversation or no conversation during the meal?
  • Promoting dignity and respect at mealtimes
  • Role of the Speech and Language Therapist

Course Outcome

Your staff will be equipped with an understanding of safety when assisting residents at mealtimes

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