Swallowing Difficulties and Choking – Aged Care Quality Standard 3
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Swallowing Difficulties and Choking – Aged Care Quality Standard 3

Prevent swallowing difficulties and choking in aged care by learning proper identification and prevention techniques

Aged Care Learning Solutions
Updated Jul 15, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Define documentation
  • Outline the reasons for documentation
  • List the documentation you are responsible for in your job role
  • State the “do’s” and “don'ts” of documentation
  • Discuss what is meant by factual or accurate documentation
  • Outline the principles of collaboration
  • Explain why good communication is vital for safe and quality care and service delivery
  • Discuss how communication can be improved when information is shared  
Course Description

This course covers the following:

Swallowing difficulties:

  • Overview
  • Common causes
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • Prevention and management strategies

Choking:

  • Overview
  • Common causes
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Prevention and management strategies
  • Emergency procedures

Business Objectives

Aged care services are required to have strategies in place to identify and address the risk for choking. The burden and mortality rates from swallowing difficulties and choking remain high and are largely preventable. Emergency procedures in response to choking are delivered in a step by step process and include recommendations if a person cannot easily be moved. Swallowing Difficulties and Choking aligns to Standard 3 of the Aged Care Quality Standards and is one of the identified high impact, high prevalence risks.

 

Audience

This learning activity is for Aged Care workers