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Promote Nutrition and Hydration for Adult Disability Services

20 September, 2019 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fully funded

Course Description

This one day programme is an accredited course at a level 3 running on the 20th of September. It provides learners with the skills to determine good nutritional plans, promotes a healthy balanced diet and undertakes a risk assessment tool such as the MUST tool. 

These skills are essential in all services and to meet regulation 14 as services are required to include people’s nutritional and hydration needs. This course is rarely offered as a one day programme, so it serves as a great opportunity for people wishing to undertake a nutrition qualification.

Learning Outcomes

Learners will gain a level 3 qualification, which may be used towards a level 3 Diploma in Care. Learners will also learn how to:

  • Define the main food groups
  • Identify sources and explain the role of essential nutrients for health
  • Evaluate the impact of poor diet on health and well-being
  • Explain what adaptions to a balanced diet may be required for different groups
  • Summarise current national nutritional guidelines for a balanced diet
  • Explain how to access additional support and information relating to nutrition and hydration
  • Explain the importance of a balanced diet
  • Demonstrate how to plan and promote an appropriate balanced diet with an individual
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of different ways of supporting and promoting hydration
  • Describe signs of dehydration
  • Explain the importance and demonstrate ways to support and promote hydration with individuals
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of different ways of supporting and promoting hydration
  • Describe the factors that may affect nutritional intake
  • Describe the signs and risk factors that may lead to malnutrition
  • Explain ways of ensuring foods and drinks have increased nutritional density through fortification
  • Describe the appropriate use of nutritional supplements
  • Describe the purpose of and how to carry out nutritional screenings
  • Implement, monitor, record and review the actions taken following a nutritional screening
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of others in assessing and managing the nutritional and hydration needs with individuals
  • Explain ways of how to monitor and record the nutrition and hydration of an individual in accordance with their plan of care

Requirement & Suitability

This course is suited for any care staff working within Adult Disability Support Organisations.

Learners will be required to complete a workbook and carry out a risk assessment and nutritional planning in the workplace.

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20 September, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded
Courses Category:
Aimed at:
Care Staff, Deputy staff, HCPA Champions, HR staff, Managers, Registered Nurses, Senior staff, Team Leaders, Training Co-ordinators
Service User focus:
Dementia, Learning Disability, Autism
Care Setting focus:
Residential, Homecare, Care Home, Flexicare, Supported Living, Nursing Home