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Seating & Eating

$24.00

Care staff in the aged care industry are often faced with challenges multiple times a day regarding feeding assistance for residents at both main mealtimes and snack times. Written and delivered by Occupational Therapists, this course explains to care staff the importance of correct positioning of a resident to ensure safe swallowing and efficient meal practices. Mealtimes also provide residents with enjoyment and an opportunity for socialising, thus social and psychological implications mealtimes are also covered in this training.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of consumer positioning during mealtimes
  • Explain the impact of consumer posture on meal assistance and safe swallowing
  • Apply basic dysphagia risk management strategies and know when to refer for further assessment
  • Know how to position and assist the consumer in managing behaviours in the dining area
  • Know how to position and assist the consumer in managing behaviours in the dining area
  • Know how to set up the dining area for sensory impaired consumers and provide extra support strategies
  • Use staff time most effectively through appropriate dining room set up for supervised and assisted meals
  • Recognise the social and psychological implications with feeding assistance

 Course Code: CONSE 

Standards Incorporated in this Course: 4 & 5