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Care Certificate Standard 8 -Fluids and Nutrition

Care Certificate Standard 8 -Fluids and Nutrition

This Care Certificate Standard 8 Providing Fluids and Nutrition online course will give an overview of how health and social care staff can provide adequate nutrition and hydration to those in their care, particularly infants and older persons.


Duration: 1 Hour     CPD Points: 1

  • Objectives

    At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

    • Describe the importance of adequate nutrition and hydration for maintaining health and well-being
    • Identify signs and symptoms of poor nutrition and hydration
    • Describe how to promote adequate nutrition and hydration
    • Explain the effects of religion and culture on a person’s dietary preferences and requirements
    • Explain the importance of food safety during preparation and handling of food in care settings
    • Describe how to report concerns to the appropriate person
  • Course Content

    Unit 1

    • Course Introduction – Care Certificate Standard 8 Providing Fluids and Nutrition
    • Providing Fluids and Nutrition
    • Case Studies
    • What is Dehydration?
    • Dehydration Risks
    • Knowledge Check – Dehydration
    • What is Undernutrition?
    • Screening
    • Knowledge Check -Undernutrition


    Unit 2

    • Reasons for Not Drinking or Eating
    • Clinical Conditions
    • Knowledge Check – Clinical Conditions
    • Physical Environment
    • Practical Aids
    • Knowledge Check – Practical Aids
    • Service and Delivery
    • Encourage and Motivate
    • Knowledge Check – Encourage and Motivate
    • Safety
    • Personal Hygiene
    • Handwashing
    • Culture and Religion
    • Knowledge Check – Culture and Religion
    • Specialist
    • Report Concerns
  • Certification

    On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD accredited Care Certificate Standard 8 – Fluids and Nutrition Course free course certificate.


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