DS Dysphagia Awareness

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DS Dysphagia Awareness

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Introduction to Dysphagia

  • Definition and Overview
  • What is dysphagia?
  • Importance of awareness and management

Legal and Ethical Considerations

  • Consent and patient autonomy
  • Documentation and reporting

Understanding Dysphagia

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Swallowing
  • Types of Dysphagia
  • Common causes and risk factors

Symptoms and Diagnosis

  • Early signs of dysphagia.
  • Common symptoms and red flags

Management and Treatment

  • Medical and Treatments
  • Swallowing Therapy
  • Techniques and exercises

Dietary Modifications

  • Thickened liquids and texture-modified foods
  • Nutritional considerations and hydration

Emergency Management

  • Recognising and responding to choking
  • First aid measures for aspiration

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