0.5 day(s)
£66 pp
Course can be completed in our Virtual Classrooms
Course can be delivered in person

Dysphagia and IDDSI

Since eating and drinking is such a hugely important part of caring for someone, it’s not easy to remove risk completely. Moreover, oral medication regimes in place for people with various disabilities require us to introduce solids and liquids into their mouth as part of the duty of care. If we don’t recognise when a person is having difficulty, the consequences can be dire.

Failure to manage dysphagia appropriately can lead to choking, aspiration, pneumonia and death. Please don’t forget that the risks are not only at meal times either. The risks of accidental harm are significant, so it is vital that for everyone with dysphagia an assessment of need is carried out, and a plan for safe management is in place.


“This training has given me a better understanding to feed individuals safely to prevent aspiration”- Learner

The main areas of learning that the course covers are:

  • Define Dysphagia
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of all relevant anatomy and physiology
  • Identify potential causes and treatments of Dysphagia
  • Explain the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI)
  • Discuss how to thicken fluids correctly
  • Recognise the complications of Dysphagia
  • Identify different textures of foods correct feeding and drinking positions
  • Empathise with those who require feeding
  • Describe how to identify and deal with a choking casualty


Clinical courses form a major part of our Adult Health Care provision. In addition to those mentioned above, CBAT runs a wide range of training, including wound care management, ECG, immunisation/vaccination and end of life care.

paul blane cbat managing director

This course can be adapted and tailored to meet your staff and organisation’s needs.

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This course can be booked directly on our website, see current available dates below and press BOOK to secure your place. Payments are taken securely through Stripe. Still need help, our team are always on hand to guide you through, just drop us a call or email.

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Dysphagia and IDDSI Training

Dysphagia is a topic that arises daily in our care provision. Therefore, all staff must know and appreciate the IDDSI framework. Whether it’s a nursing home asking for training for all their staff members, or an individual looking to improve their dysphagia care skills, it’s so important to be able to access reliable, good quality advice and training.

This course is for anyone working with people with dysphagia; from nurses, to care attendants, to catering staff, to service managers. It is reliable and expert led.

Book this virtual course today, to gain a more in-depth understanding of Dysphagia and IDDSI.

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Closed Courses

Our Closed Courses are designed for a Workplace or Organisation who are looking for a national training provider to deliver blended learning to ensure consistent learning and development across your entire team. Speak to our friendly sales team today to arrange your closed booking.