Care Certificate Standard 8 - Fluids and Nutrition - Online Course - CPD Accredited

The Mandatory Training Group
Delivery Method: e-Learning

Care Certificate Standard 8 - Fluids and Nutrition - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Care Certificate Standard 8 (Fluids, Nutrition and Food Safety) training course for front-line healthcare and social care support workers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Food hygiene refers to the conditions and measures necessary to ensure the safety of food from production to consumption. Food can become contaminated at any point during slaughtering or harvesting, processing, storage, distribution, transportation and preparation.

Food safety is a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. This includes several routines that should be followed to avoid potential health hazards.

Course content

This online Care Certificate Standard 8 (Fluids, Nutrition and Food Safety) training course covers the following:

  • Understand the principles of hydration, nutrition and food safety;
    • Describe the importance of food safety, including hygiene, in the preparation and handling of food,
    • Explain the importance of proper nutrition and hydration in maintaining health and wellbeing,
    • List signs and symptoms of poor nutrition and hydration, and
    • Explain how to promote adequate nutrition and hydration.
  • Support individuals to have access to fluids following their plan of care;
    • Ensure drinks are within reach of those that have restrictions on their movement/mobility,
    • Ensure that drinks are refreshed regularly,
    • Ensure that individuals are offered drinks under their plan of care,
    • Support and encourage individuals to drink per their plan of care, and
    • Know how to report any concerns to the relevant person. This could include:
      • A senior member of staff,
      • Carer, and
      • Family member.
  • Support individuals to have access to food and nutrition following their plan of care;
    • Ensure any nutritional products are within reach of those that have restrictions on their movement/mobility,
    • Ensure food is provided at the appropriate temperature and following the plan of care, i.e. the individual can eat it,
    • Ensure that proper utensils are available to enable the individual to meet their nutritional needs as independently as possible,
    • Support and encourage individuals to eat following their plan of care,
    • Know how to report any concerns to the relevant person. This could include:
      • A senior member of staff,
      • Carer, and
      • Family member.

Who is the course for?

This online Care Certificate Standard 8 (Fluids, Nutrition and Food Safety) training course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:

  • New members of staff in Healthcare Support Worker roles,
  • New members of staff in Adult Social Care Worker roles, and
  • Any staff members who provide direct care to patients or individuals needing support.

This online Care Certificate Standard 8 (Fluids, Nutrition and Food Safety) training course will also be useful for:

  • Staff moving into new roles within their organisation,
  • Refreshing the knowledge of any member of staff,
  • NHS nursing, AHP and care staff,
  • Agency care workers,
  • Healthcare assistants (HCAs),
  • Support workers,
  • Care assistants, and
  • Community services.

Course aims

This online Care Certificate Standard 8 (Fluids, Nutrition and Food Safety) training course helps health and social care workers to understand their legal responsibilities to those they provide care.

Fluids and nutrition are essential for health and well being. It is also equally important for those who handle food in health and social care settings to have an awareness of basic food safety principles and minimise the risk to patients and service users.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this interactive online Care Certificate Standard 8 (Fluids, Nutrition and Food Safety) training course, the learner will have an improved understanding of the following:

  • Food Safety Legislation,
  • Food Allergens,
  • Food allergies and anaphylaxis,
  • Vulnerable people,
  • Food safety precautions,
  • Health and well being,
  • Hydration for well being,
  • Identifying poor nutrition and hydration,
  • Promoting adequate nutrition and hydration and
  • Assisting individuals with nutrition and hydration

Download Full Course Description (PDF)

Care Certificate Standard 8 - Fluids and Nutrition - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Book Now Make Enquiry

Write A Review Of Care Certificate Standard 8 - Fluids and Nutrition - Online Course - CPD Accredited

e-Learning
£17.99 £9.00 (inc VAT)
Book Now Make Enquiry Add To Wishlist
All prices include VAT where applicable