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DDRS Home > DDRS Bureaus > BQIS Outreach Services of Indiana > 2832 > Comprehensive Dysphagia Comprehensive Dysphagia

Brief Description of Course/Program This curriculum teaches all direct and indirect care staff the basic principles of dysphagia and nutritional management.  Basic definitions,  signs and symptoms, preventive and reactive processes, and evaluations relevant to the overall implementation of a dysphagia care plan will be discussed.  Forms will be discussed that will help in minimizing the risk of aspiration and choking.

Who Should Attend: QMRPs, Service Coordinators, Case Managers, Nurses, Direct Support Staff, Therapists and anyone who works with people with intellectual disabilities

This is a 6 hour training designed for anyone who provides services to people that have intellectual disabilities. (Breaks and time for lunch will be provided)

Presented by Southeast Indiana Outreach Services

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify basic dysphagia principles and definitions
  • Recognize signs and symptoms associated with dysphagia, aspiration and GERD
  • Identify protocols to follow when a dysphagia incident occurs
  • Create positive mealtime plans and comprehensive dysphagia plans that result in an enhanced quality of life and decreased risk of aspiration
  • Identification of modified food textures and the role they play in minimizing the risk of aspiration
  • Comprehension of compensatory dysphagia strategies
  • Identification of appropriate therapies as it relates to dysphagia

COST: Free

Contact Lois Robinson, at 812-265-7489 or for additional information