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Improving Hydration and Nutrition for HCAs

Duration: 1 Day - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 8 - Price: £0.00

A list of available dates can be found at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

Many in-patients and in particular older adults experience dehydration and malnutrition. There are a variety of reasons for this, but these conditions can often be prevented. This one-day course enables care staff to recognise the features and causes of dehydration and malnutrition. The day also explores practical strategies on how to prevent these conditions.

Course Content

Basics of hydration and nutrition

Essentials of balanced eating

The Importance of nutrition and hydration

Facilitating and supporting eating and drinking

Under nutrition and dehydration

Food fortification and nutritional supplements

Special dietary needs

Defining and signs of dehydration

Preventing dehydration

Common causes of malnutrition

Effective record keeping

Monitoring and reporting

Course Aims and Outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of why people in care settings can become dehydrated and undernourished.
  • Develop practical strategies to support eating and drinking.
  • To promote good hydration and nutrition of clients.

Course Attended By

Course Venues and Prices

    This course is now only provided In-House for groups of people. Please contact us for a quote and further details on: or phone: 017687 73030.

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M&K Update Ltd, The Old Bakery, St Johns Steet, Keswick, Cumbria, CAI2 5AS.

Tel: 017687 73030
Fax: 017687 81099

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