Prevent swallowing difficulties and choking in aged care by learning proper identification and prevention techniques
This course covers the following:
Aged care services are required to have strategies in place to identify and address the risk for choking. The burden and mortality rates from swallowing difficulties and choking remain high and are largely preventable. Emergency procedures in response to choking are delivered in a step by step process and include recommendations if a person cannot easily be moved. Swallowing Difficulties and Choking aligns to Standard 3 of the Aged Care Quality Standards and is one of the identified high impact, high prevalence risks.
This learning activity is for Aged Care workers