Fluids and Nutrition – for Health and Social Care

Fluids and Nutrition – for Health and Social Care

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Updated Aug 26, 2019

Course Overview

Using practice-based scenarios, video elements and engaging questions, this fluids and nutrition course brings the subject to life. You’ll cover topics including the importance of food safety, signs and symptoms of poor nutrition and hydration and how to support individuals to gain access to fluids, food and nutrition in accordance with their plan of care.

Additionally, the knowledge element of Standard 8 of the Care Certificate is covered in this course.

On completion, you’ll automatically get a course certificate with your name, the CPD hours you’ve earned, the date and learning objectives covered.

Target Audience

This fluids and nutrition and food safety course is aimed at new members of staff in healthcare support worker roles, new staff members in adult social care worker roles and anyone who provides direct care to patients or individuals needing support.

It will also be useful for staff moving into new roles within their organisation and for refreshing nutrition training knowledge across the board.

Learning Objectives

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • The importance of food and hydration in maintaining health
  • Why you should wash your hands before preparing food
  • What might make food unpalatable or dangerous to eat
  • How to ensure that food is safe to eat
  • What makes a healthy diet
  • What role fluids play in the body and how to encourage good hydration
  • How to recognise when someone is not well nourished or is dehydrated
  • What to do in cases of severe dehydration
  • The reasons why a person might be poorly nourished or hydrated
  • What you should do when supporting individuals to have access to proper fluids and food