Nutrition and Hydration

£25.00

Approved by CPD

If you are part of a team responsible for people’s nutrition and hydration, it’s important that you understand the terms that are being used, the nutritional requirements of the service users and the possible consequences of getting it wrong.

This course will start by defining the various terms used when talking about nutrition and hydration in care environments, the basic elements of nutrition and eating a healthy balanced diet, identify the reasons why vulnerable people might suffer with dehydration and the tools you can use to identify people that are at risk of malnutrition and the steps you can take to deal with this condition.

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Guided Learning Hours

Approximately 65 minutes are required for this course.

Form of Assessment

A short test concludes each module. A passmark of 70% for each module is required to successfully pass the course.

Syllabus

  • The Course Stucture
  • Defining the Terms
  • The Eatwell Plate
  • Hydration
  • Through-Life Nutrition
  • Malnutrition and Overnutrition
  • The ‘Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool’