About Choking Prevention and Resuscitation Awareness
This course is ideal for staff working in care settings. Candidates learn the causes of choking, its signs and symptoms, and the steps they can take to prevent it from happening. Candidates will also learn different diet options, which foods could pose a risk to patients and practical skills needed to help someone with their eating.
How long will this course take?
This course is spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is essential for those in the care sector.
What are the main points covered?
The main points covered by this course are the understanding of difficult behaviours, why they happen and what triggers them.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Choking Prevention and Resuscitation Awareness Course Outline
- Signs and symptoms of choking.
- Signs and symptoms of aspiration.
- Which foods put service users at risk?
- Assisting someone with their eating – what to do, and what not to do.
- Managing an emergency
Choking Prevention and Resuscitation Awareness FAQs
What is meant by Choking Prevention?
Choking prevention looks at the causes of choking and in the case of patients discusses active steps that can be taken to prevent its occurrence. It is particularly relevant to those that suffer from Dysphagia.
What is Dysphagia?
Dysphagia is the medical term used to describe difficulty swallowing. Dysphagia is usually cased by another health condition, such as: a stroke, head injury, dementia, mouth or oesophageal cancer.
How will the course help prevent choking?
Delegates will be taught the importance of diet and more specifically will learn the kinds of food that put service users at risk.
What else will I learn from the course?
The course covers choking, Dysphagia, food groups that may be a risk, how to assist someone with their eating and how to react in an emergency. This includes how to resuscitate a patient if the worst happens.