What to expect from this course
If you are part of a team responsible for people’s nutrition and hydration, it’s important that you understand the terms that are being used, the nutritional requirements of the service users and the possible consequences of getting it wrong.
This course will start by defining the various terms used when talking about nutrition and hydration in care environments, the basic elements of nutrition and eating a healthy balanced diet, identify the reasons why vulnerable people might suffer with dehydration and the tools you can use to identify people that are at risk of malnutrition and the steps you can take to deal with this condition.
Course content includes:
- The Course Structure
- Defining the Terms
- The Eatwell Plate
- Through-life Nutrition
- Malnutrition and Overnutrition
- The ‘Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool’
Approximately 1 hour, but you can spend as little or as much time on each subject as you wish, and go forward or back through the course at any time.
This online course can be completed on any PC or mobile device. Study at your own pace and log in and out as often as you wish.
Appeals to all learning styles with interactive quizzes, video and audio features.
Allows you to work at your own pace, testing your knowledge as you progress through the course.
Assessment is by a short multiple choice end of course test, on successful completion of which a CPD-accredited certificate can be downloaded.