Choking Prevention and Nutrition Awareness
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Choking Prevention and Nutrition Awareness





This awareness course has been designed for staff working in the care environment and deals with the signs, symptoms, causes and prevention of choking. This course also deals with swallowing problem or Dysphagia which can lead to symptoms of choking. The course teaches attendees about the different diet options available. It deals with the foods which could pose a risk to patients and the practical skills and techniques required to assist someone with eating to minimise choking. The delegates will also be taught how to deal with a casualty who is suffering from either a partial  or complete aiwary obstruction including Basic Life Support.  





 2.5 to 3 hours (Depending on size of group)



Course content

  • Introduction
  • Dysphagia
  • Signs and symptoms of choking
  • Recognising partial and complete obstruction of the airway
  • Signs and symptoms of aspiration
  • Diet options
  • Which foods put service users at risk?
  • Employer and staff responsibilities
  • Assisting someone with their eating - what to do, and what not to do
  • Managing a choking  emergency
  • Basic Life Support
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Recovery Position
  • Accident reporting 





Please contact MEDISAFE TRAINING  today on   0121 769 2827 for a very competitive unbeatable quote. The course price includes course handouts and certification for each delegate. 





Assessment is ongoing by the instructor. 





A HSE compliant certificate of course completion from MEDISAFE TRAINING will be emailed within 48 hours to the lead person subject to successful completion of the course by the delegate. Hard copy certificates can be provided at additional cost per certificate.



Important Information


Please note that delegates must be at least 18 years of age and be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline and must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.


Delegates should have good English literacy and numeracy skills to understand the course and to complete the assessments.


Please also note that  ID will need to be checked at the outset of the course for candidate verification process. 


  • The training room should be quiet and of appropriate size.
  • Staff should be off work and not expected to be on duty.
  • Staff attending should remain on the course for the entire duration of the training course.
Choking Awareness training course