Fluids and nutrition workshop

The intake of sufficient fluid and nutrition is fundamental to good health and well-being. It is imperative that all staff who work within a health and social care setting are able to identify when a person is not drinking or eating adequately and to be aware of food safety. This course provides health and care workers with the knowledge to ensure the people they support receive the appropriate level of hydration and nutrition.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to identify bacteria - what they are, where they live and how they spread. 
  • To identify risk factors for food poisoning, food related illnesses and inadequate diet 
  • To understand the importance of hand washing 
  • Identify correct food preparation procedures to prevent infection and promote good hygiene
  • To be able to correctly identify contamination and cross contamination
  • To be able to name groups of nutrients and how they impact wellbeing 
  • To identify the importance of hydration and how dehydration effects health
  • Identify the effective support systems to promote independent eating and drinking
  • Identify cultural and religious differences in nutrition and fluids.