Fluids & Nutrition in Health & Social Care

This course has been developed for anyone who has a responsibility for ensuring sufficient levels of hydration and nutrition as part of their work role in a health or social care setting.

Course description

All staff working in health or social care settings should be able to recognise when a person is not eating or drinking properly and should be aware of food safety. This course provides health and care workers with the skills and knowledge to ensure that patients and service users receive the appropriate level of hydration and nutrition. It also covers the importance of food safety and explains the 4 C’s. This course has been mapped to the Care Certificate standards and the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) for health.

This course provides a thorough understanding of how staff can ensure adequate hydration and nutrition for people in their care.

  • Understand why good nutrition and hydration are important
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of poor nutrition and hydration
  • Learn how to promote adequate nutrition and hydration
  • Know how to report concerns
  • Recognise the importance of food safety.

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This course costs £10.50 excl. VAT and you can buy online today.



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Key features and benefits

Price £10.50 excl. VAT

Max. Duration 1 hour

Target Audience Health

  • This course is level 2 (as graded against the nationally accepted levels for training courses)
  • Delivers 1 CPD credit
  • 70% pass mark
  • This course is enhanced with a narration feature for accessibility purposes
  • Additional resources for further learning and printable modules for future reference
  • Interactive video and game content underpin learning
  • This course has been mapped to the Care Certificate and the CSTF for health.

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"West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation work with EduCare on a range of e-learning programmes. We feel that the EduCare method is robust, engaging and easy-to-use. It is also good resource as it allows learners to refer back to content even after they have completed their training. I would definitely recommend EduCare to other organisations who need to undertake staff training."

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