Educational courses

Swallowing, Mouthcare and Hydration at End of Life

This one day study day is an opportunity to explore issues around swallowing, mouth care and hydration at the end of life.

About the course

Learning outcomes:

  • An understanding of what is involved in normal eating, drinking and swallowing
  • Be able to outline the factors that are important for safe swallowing
  • Understand the clinical indications of swallowing difficulties and aspiration as well as the role of SALT in dysphagia assessment and management
  • Have an understanding of mouth care rationale, risks of poor mouth care
  • Discuss the concept of ‘risk feeding’ and the complexities of supporting patients, families and teams in this situation
  • An understanding of the different aspects of hydration at the end of life

Who should attend?

Nurses and Nursing Associates, Social Care Practitioners, medical staff, and those who specialise in Oncology, Haematology, Elderly Care and Acute Medicine.

When is the next course?

21 February 2024

9.30am – 16:00

Where is the course being held?

This course will be held at St Barnabas House Hospice


Funded by NHS Sussex. Open to all Sussex employees in health and social care.

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