MUST, nutrition and hydration training for nurses and carers

Delivery Method: Face-to-face

A 3 hour session, delivered by a State Registered Dietitian, to provide nursing staff and carers with knowledge and skills in nutrition and identifying and treating malnutrition (using MUST - Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool - and Food First).

Following the training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of good nutrition
  • Recognise the causes of malnutrition amongst their clients
  • Confidently screen and assess clients to manage their care using MUST (Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool)
  • Interpret MUST scores and understand next steps depending on the score
  • Confidently include nutritional screening and nutritional needs in care planning
  • Be aware of and know how to use alternative measures for height/BMI
  • Adopt a ‘Food first’ approach to treat identified malnutrition on a day to day basis
  • Address nutritional needs/treat malnutrition using a whole setting approach
  • Understand why facilities and services providing nutrition and hydration should be flexible and centred on the needs of the people using them, 24 hours a day, every day
  • Know when oral nutritional supplements are indicated and how to use them appropriately
  • Understand when specialist advice and support may be needed regarding swallowing difficulties, nutritional assessment and support, weight loss support, modified consistency diet or diabetes
  • Understand the importance of ongoing assessment and monitoring associated actions on a regular basis according to internal policy

Dates available on arrangement

WakeUpWellbeing can also create this course for you on arrangement at your workplace.

This training is provided at your place of work at a date and time that suits you. Please contact us for further details.
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