This session explores good mouth care and coping with choking, we will discuss giving good mouth care and being prepared for possible choking incidents as a result of an illness. You will explore effects on an individual, review difficulty with swallowing, choking and issues around providing good mouth care. Nutritional food groups, thickening agents, hints and tips plus suggestions to help the individual. How illness can affect the individual’s quality of life, and look at supporting an individual from a carer’s perspective. This session includes tips, methods and options to support individuals and their families.
Suitable for any health or social care professionals (care and nursing staff home staff, cares in the community and health care professionals) who work with life-limiting conditions or have an interest in developing their knowledge around mouth and feeding.
What will I learn from this course (learning objectives)?
- Define what good mouth care is and possible difficulties with swallowing and choking.
- Clarify good practice when supporting an individual to avoid mouth care issues
- Identify potential mouth care problems to enable early treatment
- Identifying possible feeding issues, swallowing difficulties and ways to manage these
- Food groups and tips
- List five tips and methods you can use to maintain airways and good mouth care