Free on-line course on medicines administration in dysphagia now available

The Future Learn Massive Open On-Line Course platform is currently offering a free online course entitled Dysphagia: Swallowing Difficulties and Medicines.  Particularly aimed at individuals involved in the administration of medicines to patients with dysphagia. The course runs regularly and is completed over a 6 week period, consisting of 2 hours study time per week. The course covers many areas including:

  • The causes of swallowing difficulties
  • Different types of medicines formulations
  • Helping patients to take their medicines
  • Medicines and the law
  • Special considerations when supplying medicines to older people and children
  • How to prescribe and administer medicines to patients with dysphagia

The course is available at: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/dysphagia