Nutrition & Hydration: Supporting the people we care for to eat and drink.

This half day course aims to raise the importance of eating & drinking to maintain health and well being for people care staff working in care homes, nursing homes, and domiciliary care & supported living support.

Overview:

  • At the end of this interactive session participants will:
    • Define malnutrition, under nutrition, over nutrition & dehydration
    • Recognise the importance of eating & drinking to maintain health & well being
    • Describe the principles of a balanced diet
    • Explain what special dietary requirements are, & give examples of these
    • Demonstrate how we support the people we care for to eat & drink
    • Describe the documentation we use to monitor a person’s eating & drinking
    • Apply the principles of good practice when handling food.

Length:

3 Hours

Bespoke Sessions

This course is available to groups on a bespoke basis. Please contact us for further information and pricing.

Other Information:

  • All training sessions have been written using Skills for Care Induction Related Training, part of recommendations for CQC Providers Guide (2015).
  • Where possible content is evidence based.
  • All sessions are regularly reviewed to ensure the most up to date evidence is used.
  • Sessions will be adjusted to meet the needs of your organisation.
  • In addition to the training sessions Caring Footsteps currently delivers, bespoke training can also be written and delivered.

Caring Footsteps will provide theoretical information and materials for training provided, however it is the providers’ responsibility to declare individuals attended training competent to practice. Caring Footsteps will not declare any individual competent to practice.

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