Dysphagia and the IDDSI Framework

Dysphagia and the IDDSI Framework


Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at anyone caring for people living with Dysphagia

Course Aims

To understand the role of the IDDSI framework and implement it in caring for those in need

Learning Outcomes

  • Know what dysphagia is, its causes, and its symptoms.
  • Be aware of the origins and use of the IDDSI Framework
  • Recognise the different levels of the IDDSI Framework, and their identifying characteristics
  • Understand how oral medication can affect IDDSI levels
  • Know how to use thickening agents to alter the consistency of food and drink
  • Understand how to undertake the Drinks Flow Test
  • Know how to undertake the food tests for IDDSI
  • Know the first aid steps to take in the event of someone choking
  • Be aware of the roles and responsibilities of work colleagues
  • Know how to support people with dysphagia at mealtimes
  • Be aware of the resources available to support your knowledge of IDDSI

Course available as

Course Length: 45 Mins

Face to Face
Course Length: 3 Hours

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