Fluids & Nutrition

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Course Details

Learning Aims and Outcomes


Course Title: Fluids and Nutrition


Course length 3 hours

Maximum number to attend - 15


This course is aimed at all staff in health and social care. 

At the end of the training session, there is a short written assessment to evidence the learning of the attendees.  This course includes a brief introduction to the new International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative

Learning Outcome

Assessment Criteria

Introduction - Principles of Hydration and Nutrition

         Explain what is meant by the term malnutrition

         Explain the importance of good nutrition and hydration in maintaining health and wellbeing. (8.1b)

         List signs and symptoms of poor nutrition and hydration. (8.1c)

         Explain how to promote adequate nutrition and hydration. (8.1d)

Support for Individuals

Support individuals to have access to fluids in accordance with their plan of care



Support individuals to have access to food and nutrition in accordance with their plan of care.



Learning Outcome

Assessment Criteria


         Understand what constitutes a healthy, balanced diet.

         List the five food groups that make up a healthy, balanced diet.

         Explain how to use the Eatwell Plate to portion food appropriately.

         Explain the importance of nutrition screening tools to identify malnutrition.

         Identify a variety of ways that food can be cooked.

         Explore food requirements for different religious groups



International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI)

         Understand what is IDDSI?

         Discuss the IDDSI framework

         Mapping to IDDSI

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