WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

All staff who are involved in supporting adults with their fluid and nutrition preparation and intake.

WHY DO YOU NEED THIS COURSE?

Malnutrition is common in the UK, affecting more than three million people at any one time around 1 in 3 patients admitted to acute care will be malnourished or at risk of becoming so. 95% of those at risk of, or suffering from malnutrition will be living in the community (England NHS 2015-2018 Guidance – Commissioning Excellent Nutrition and Hydration). These are startling facts and figures. Staff who support and care for vulnerable adults, need to be aware of the importance of good hydration and nutrition as part of the wider duty of care remit.

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to understand:

  • Statistics around dehydration and malnutrition amongst looked after adults
  • The importance of adequate fluids and nutrition for wellbeing
  • Examples of balanced diet and managing hydration

COURSE CONTENT

  • Facts and figures
  • Balanced diets and adequate hydration
  • Affects of poor hydration and nutrition
  • Hydration and nutrition for health and wellbeing
  • Duty of care considerations

OVERALL COURSE BENEFITS

This is ½ day course will benefit all staff who are involved in preparing and supporting vulnerable adults with their daily fluid and nutritional needs. With real life examples coupled with facts and figures, all staff will learn and recognise the need and importance of addressing this key area which could be considered a national scandal if left unaddressed. Special importance will be given to concepts of duty of care and safeguarding within this session.

s is ½ day course will benefit all staff who are involved in preparing and supporting vulnerable adults with their daily fluid and nutritional needs. With real life examples coupled with facts and figures, all staff will learn and recognise the need and importance of addressing this key area which could be considered a national scandal if left unaddressed. Special importance will be given to concepts of duty of care and safeguarding within this session.

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