Nutrition and Hydration

Senior woman eating an apple - Nutrition and Hydration training course
Course No. 1077

£295.00 ((Ex VAT))

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  • Online - Zoom 2 hour(s)
  • Up to 12 delegates
Available Funding:
Self Funded
Silver VIP Customers: 2 VIP Hours
Gold VIP Customers: £0.00

Course Outline

Nutrition and hydration affect every aspect of a person’s life including their physical and mental health. Food and drink are one of life’s pleasures.

When we eat well and drink plenty of fluids, we are more able to fight infection, stay alert and maintain a healthy body weight. For people who are unwell or receiving care and support, maintaining adequate nutrition and hydration is even more essential. Lack of hydration is commonly linked to increased falls, urinary tract infections and confusion. This nutrition and hydration course empowers attendees to support clients to maintain a nutritionally balanced diet.

For people living with dementia, maintaining nutrition and hydration can be a challenge. The person sometimes forgets to eat, or doesn’t recognise food, or simply can’t sit still long enough to eat.

This workshop begins by helping you to recognise the different food groups and why they are important to health. Next, we move on to explore some of the barriers to eating and drinking well.

Use this Nutrition and Hydration Course to learn how to encourage people to eat healthily and enjoy mealtimes, despite their difficulties. Understand the role of colour in supporting people with nutrition and hydration and use it to increase intake. Explore innovative solutions to maintaining nutrition and hydration that are available from specialist suppliers.

You will be introduced to the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (M.U.S.T.) and will learn how to use it to screen and monitor people at risk.

Finally, learn how to use your new knowledge to develop an effective care plan for a person you support.

You will of course be able to use all of your new understanding to improve your own nutrition and hydration. A well-nourished and hydrated person enjoys better health, glowing skin and increased energy levels. Isn’t that what we all want?

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  • Understand the principles of hydration, nutrition and food safety​
  • Support individuals to have access to fluids in accordance with their plan of care
  • Support individuals to have access to food and nutrition in accordance with their plan of care​
  • Discuss strategies to help individuals to eat well, including those living with dementia
  • Use a M.U.S.T. tool
  • Use your knowledge to develop a care plan to support hydration and nutrition

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