The accredited course you need to enable staff to administer medicines safely in a care home, following a competency assessment.
Supporting People with Swallowing Difficulties (Dysphagia) Distance Learning Workbook
For all staff and managers who support people with a swallowing difficulty.
About This Course
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- Course Information
- What dysphagia is and its common causes
- The complications of dysphagia
- The signs of dysphagia
- Managing risks in people with dysphagia
- Medicine issues in people with dysphagia
- The management of dysphagia
- Your responsibilities
Delegates complete an online assessment following completion of the paper-based workbook.
Certificates received immediately following successful completion of the assessment.
- Accredited by CPD
- In line with CQC/Ofsted guidance
- Developed by Pharmacists
OPUS is a Skills for Care endorsed provider
Distance Learning Workbook£20 per workbook We offer the following discounted prices: £17.50 per workbook for orders of 10 workbook packs or more. £15 per workbook for orders of 100 workbook packs or more. *Prices excluding postage. No VAT charged.
How long do the courses take?
We offer full day Foundation courses (6 hours) and also can combine any two 3-hour courses to create a full day session.
Our Foundation e-learning courses take between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Competency Assessments and Refresher courses take approximately 1 hour and Bite-size courses take approximately 30 minutes.
Our distance learning workbooks can be completed in your own time and at your own pace.
Are OPUS courses accredited?
Where do courses take place?
Virtual learning sessions are accessed via Zoom link and are presented by a Pharmacist-trainer.
E-learning courses are completed online and can be used on any internet-enabled device, including Macs, PCs and iPads.
Distance Learning Workbooks are posted promptly to an address of your choosing. Larger order can be couriered to you or sent recorded delivery.
How many people can attend a Face to Face course?
Manager’s courses are undertaken in smaller groups of up to 10 delegates.
When do I get my certificate?
For our face to face courses, the trainer will mark your assessments and all successful delegates will be able to access their certificates within 48 hours of the course via our Online Learning Zone.
Virtual learning certificates are available immediately upon successful completion of the assessment via our Online Learning Zone.
How long does my certificate last for?
Competency assessments certificates are valid for 1 year in line with CQC guidance. Skills for Care guidance recommends that training be updated at least annually and OPUS offers online competency assessments which can be used a year after your training for this purpose and refresher courses which can be completed when your certificate expires.
How do I get set up for E-learning?
If you are purchasing more than one licence for an organisation, you may want to assign someone from your organisation to issue passwords to your staff and to print certificates. This person will be termed as a group "manager/instructor”. Provide the instructor’s name and email during checkout and they will receive all login details they need by email.