Nuitrition and Hydration Awareness Training

Course Details

This course is for all health care professionals who work in NHS, Health and Social Care settings to include Private Nursing and Residential homes supporting patients who suffer from hydration and nutrition problems. The participants will be able to support patients in identifying the early warning signs and progression of the disease to diagnosis, various risk factors, preventative interventions, the benefits of various evidence based treatments, monitoring side effects, promoting quality of life in line with current NICE Guidelines.

Course Aims

For CCT Skilled Trainers to deliver high quality accredited face to face training with practical skills sessions which is tailored to organisational need and policies. For CCT skilled Trainers to deliver training which fulfils the current Core Skills Training Framework(CSTF), current CQC and NICE guidelines.

Course Objectives

  1. Understand what causes Malnutrition and how can this be addressed by following current Nice and CQC guidelines on nutrition and Hydration
  2. Causes  and symptoms of Malnutrition
  3. The screening process
  4. Common Diseases Associated with the risk of Malnutrition
  5. Risk factors associated with Malnutrition
  6. Patient centred care/effective communication/ethics and consent and capacity and decision making process
  7. To ensure that feeding is appropriate to overall care of patient
  8. To ensure that patient is tolerating feed and that feeding and route continue to be appropriate
  9. To assess on-going nutritional status, determine whether nutritional goals are being achieved and take into account both body fat and muscle
  10. To ensure patient is not becoming over/under hydrated
  11. To ensure that patient is receiving nutrients to meet requirements and that current method of feeding is still the most appropriate
  12. Prevent malnutrition and dehydration from occurring
  13. Identify when malnutrition has occurred through the use of active nutritional screening e.g. using the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (‘MUST’) for adults and an appropriate paediatric tool
  14. Specifically treat those at risk from malnutrition or dehydration using documented, appropriate, NICE compliant care pathways (utilising food, drinks, oral nutritional supplements and safely administered tube or intravenous feeds/fluids as necessary) with on-going specific care spanning organisational policies where needed
  15. Educate all staff, voluntary workers, patients and carers on the importance of good nutrition and hydration in maintaining better health and wellbeing
  16. Improve recovery from illness or injury and in the management of long-term conditions
  17. Take into account the duties placed on them under the Equality Act 2010 and with regard to reducing health inequalities, duties under the Health and Social Care Act 2012
  18. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological intervention.

Course Modules

  1. Understand what causes Malnutrition and how can this be addressed by following current Nice and CQC guidelines on nutrition and Hydration
  2. Causes  and symptoms of Malnutrition
  3. The screening process
  4. Common Diseases Associated with the risk of Malnutrition
  5. Risk factors associated with Malnutrition
  6. Patient centred care/effective communication/ethics and consent and capacity and decision making process
  7. To ensure that feeding is appropriate to overall care of patient
  8. To ensure that patient is tolerating feed and that feeding and route continue to be appropriate
  9. To assess on-going nutritional status, determine whether nutritional goals are being achieved and take into account both body fat and muscle
  10. To ensure patient is not becoming over/under hydrated
  11. To ensure that patient is receiving nutrients to meet requirements and that current method of feeding is still the most appropriate
  12. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions
  13. Side –effects of medication
  14. Incident reporting 
  15. Current Nice Guidelines

Course Benefits

This face to face course provides learners with an in-depth insight and understanding of the cause’s malnutrition from the early warning signs, screening to diagnosis stage, associated risks, and various current evidence based pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. The benefits of patient centred care, family involvement and principles of ethics and consent.
 
CPD – 4 Points