Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)


This activity explored the knowledge and skills required by health and social care staff to recognise the signs of swallowing problems following stroke and the effects that these may have on a person who has had a stroke.

You should now be able to:

  • Describe the signs of swallowing problems following stroke
  • Describe the effects of swallowing difficulties following stroke on an individual’s fluid balance, nutrition state and general well being
  • Identify the potential risk associated with swallowing difficulties
  • Explain how swallowing difficulties following stroke are documented and communicated by staff
  • Identify strategies which may be used to assist an individual with swallowing difficulties following stroke
  • Explain the first aid treatment of choking


Remember you can go back and repeat the activities and if you want more information you may find the following of interest.


You have reached the end of this Core Competency. Try this Core Competency again, or choose a different Core Competency.

Page last reviewed: 16 Oct 2020