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Fluids and Nutrition

Overview

Malnutrition is a common problem affecting several million people in the UK at any one time. It's caused when an individual does not eat and/or drink enough calories, protein or other nutrients.

Consequently, it alters the body's ability to function properly and reduces their quality of life.

What's included in this course?

The module covers the following areas:

  • An introduction to nutrition and hydration
  • Using the MUST Toolkit 
  • Recording intake
  • Monitoring fluid intake
  • Considerations for mealtimes
  • Considering dysphagia
  • Considering dementia