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Special Nutrition and Wellbeing

Target Group 

 

Essential for Care staff and cooks from Brookfield and Seddon Court. Desirable for carers and care staff who support service users with specialised requirements during eating and drinking

  

Description

This is a one-day course to familiarise staff with the importance of adequate nutrition and good presentation of food and liquids. The aim is to increase the staff's awareness of good practice regarding nutrition and recent changes in legislation surrounding nutrition and care of older people. It will highlight the importance of good hydration and help staff explore the specific needs of their service users who have medical conditions which impact on their nutritional needs

 

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Discuss the nutritional needs of their service users including common factors which affect their requirements.
  • Understand the importance of the appropriate preparation and presentation of food and drink to their service users and how appearance can affect appetite.
  • Understand the importance of food hygiene and the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Fully assist service users at meal times including environmental preparations and comfort, including safety measures.
  • Discuss their role in care planning, nutritional screening,risk assessment and oral health.
  • Discuss the specific needs of their service users who have medical conditions which impact on their nutritional needs.
  • Assess the fluid intake needs of their service users.
  • Discuss the importance of documentation surrounding nutritional and fluid intake.

 

This course dated 01/10/2018 - 01/10/2018 has now ended.

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