COURSE DESCRIPTION (For a Class Size of 12)
This nutrition and hydration awareness training course aims to raise awareness of best practice in relation to healthy living and nutrition. It will address mealtime issues carers may face and how to solve them. It will cover vitamin content of food and the staffs responsibilities for maintaining the service users fluid intake.
On completion delegates will be able to identify signs of malnutrition and under hydration, they will have discussed possible techniques to ensure service users are well nourished. Students will be able to identify the different food groups, know where to find them and the role they play in nutrition. Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance which is valid for 3 years.
- Nutritional care introduction
- What prevents people from eating correctly?
- What problems arise from malnutrition?
- Timing of meals and snacks
- The environment in which meals and snacks are served
- Preparation of residents for meal times
- Encouragement of independence and involvement in mealtimes
- Providing support and encouraging service users to eat and drink
- Risk assessing residents
- How would you spot signs of malnutrition?
- What do you do if you believe a service user is suffering from malnutrition?
- What are the signs of being under hydrated?
- Why might someone not be fully hydrated?
- How can we encourage service users to keep hydrated?
- The food groups and food safety
- Written assessment
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