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Free Online Course on Medicines Administration for Patients with Dysphagia. NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND

Dysphagia: Swallowing Difficulties and Medicines

Link: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/dysphagia Registration for the course is now ALWAYS open! Because this course is so popular it has been moved to allow people to join at any time.

This course will enhance the knowledge of any person involved in the administration of medicines to patients with dysphagia. The course offers an opportunity to network with other learners and with the creators of the course through discussions, graphs and social networking features and to share knowledge with other learners and professionals.

The course covers:

  • Definition and causes of dysphagia
  • How to improve medicines administration for patients with dysphagia
  • Supporting patients with dysphagia to take their medicines
  • Different medicine formulations and the important considerations for patients with dysphagia
  • Legal and ethical considerations when administering medicines to patients with dysphagia
  • Standardising the approach to reviewing medicines in patients with dysphagia
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