Dysphagia: Swallowing Difficulties and Medicines Course

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Deskripsi Program

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This course will enhance the knowledge of any person involved in the administration of medicines to patients with dysphagia.

Why join the course?

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.

By completing this online course participants will be able to describe:

  • The swallowing process and different causes of swallowing problems.
  • The different types of medicines formulations and how these should be administered to patients.
  • How tablets and capsules are designed to ensure that drugs are appropriately distributed in the body.
  • Special considerations which need to be taken into account when giving medicines to older people and children.
  • The law relating to the selection and administration of medicines.
  • How best to administer medicines to patients with dysphagia.

We look forward to seeing you on the course.

What topics will you cover?

  • 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.

When would you like to start?

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts.

  • Available now
  • 17 August 2020

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:

  • Describe the swallowing process and different causes of swallowing problems.
  • Describe how tablets and capsules are designed to ensure that drugs are appropriately distributed in the body.
  • Describe the special considerations which are required to administer medicines via enteral tubes.
  • Describe how best to administer medicines to patients with dysphagia.
  • Describe the different types of medicines formulations and how these should be administered to patients.
  • Describe special considerations which need to be taken into account when giving medicines to older people and children.
  • Describe the law relating to the selection and administration of medicines.

Who is the course for?

There are no requirements for this course, other than an interest in swallowing difficulties and medicines. The course will be of particular interest to carers, nurses and those in the field of medicine.

Who will you learn with?

David Wright

Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia. Research interests include the management of medicines and their administration to patients with dysphagia.

Who developed the course?

UEA (University of East Anglia)

The University of East Anglia is an internationally renowned university providing top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students from over 100 countries around the globe.

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Join free and you will get:

  • Access to this course for 8 weeks

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  • Access to this course for as long as it’s on FutureLearn
  • Access to this course’s tests as well as a print and digital Certificate of Achievement once you’re eligible

Buy Unlimited and you will get:

  • Access to this course, and hundreds of other FutureLearn short courses and tests for a year
  • A printable digital Certificate of Achievement on all short courses once you’re eligible
  • The freedom to keep access to any course you've achieved a digital Certificate of Achievement on, for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn
  • The flexibility to complete your choice of short courses in your own time within the year
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