Nutrition and Fluids

Cost: £5.00+VAT

Welcome to our Nutrition and Fluids online Training. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion. The course duration is approximately 1 hour and will earn you 1 CPD point. You have 6 months from the date of purchase to finish this training.

This module covers various topics related to Nutrition and Fluids online training module:

1. Introduction to Nutrition and Fluids:
• Importance of proper nutrition and hydration in patient care
• The role of healthcare workers in promoting good nutrition and hydration

2. Basic Nutritional Requirements:
• Overview of macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, fats) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals)
• Recommended daily allowances and dietary guidelines
• Understanding nutritional labels and food groups

3. Nutritional Assessment:
• Methods of assessing a patient's nutritional status
• Identifying risk factors for malnutrition and dehydration
• Screening tools used in healthcare settings

4. Special Dietary Considerations:
• Nutritional needs of specific patient populations (e.g., elderly, pediatric, pregnant)
• Dietary modifications for patients with medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, cardiovascular disease, renal disease)
• Cultural and religious dietary requirements

5. Fluid Balance and Hydration:
• Importance of fluid balance in maintaining health
• Signs and symptoms of dehydration and overhydration
• Strategies to promote adequate hydration in patients

6. Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition:
• Overview of enteral and parenteral nutrition methods
• Indications, contraindications, and complications of tube feeding and intravenous nutrition
• Care and management of enteral and parenteral nutrition systems

7. Nutritional Support in Healthcare Settings:
• Collaboration with dietitians and nutritionists in patient care
• Documentation and communication of nutritional interventions
• Monitoring and evaluation of nutritional outcomes

8. Communication and Patient Education:
• Effective communication strategies to discuss nutrition and fluids with patients and their families
• Providing patient education on healthy eating and hydration practices
• Addressing barriers to dietary compliance

9. Legal and Ethical Considerations:
• The legal and regulatory framework surrounding nutrition and fluids in healthcare.

The learning outcomes are:

1. Understand the importance of nutrition and hydration in patient care and its impact on overall health and well-being.
2. Identify the basic nutritional requirements of individuals and recognize the importance of a balanced diet.
3. Conduct a nutritional assessment to identify patients at risk of malnutrition and dehydration.
4. Apply knowledge of special dietary considerations for different patient populations and medical conditions.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of fluid balance and the signs and symptoms of dehydration and overhydration.
6. Describe the methods and indications for enteral and parenteral nutrition and their associated care and management.
7. Collaborate effectively with dietitians and nutritionists in patient care, including documentation and communication of nutritional interventions.
8. Communicate and educate patients and their families about healthy eating and hydration practices, considering cultural and religious requirements.
9. Understand the legal and ethical considerations related to nutrition and fluids in healthcare and ensure compliance and safeguarding of patients.
10. Utilize available resources, guidelines, and support networks related to nutrition and fluids in healthcare.

We hope you find this module informative and beneficial for your professional development in Nutrition and Fluids online training module.

If you need more information about this course, please contact Train Healthcare directly at 0208 3266 704 or email
Please note that refunds are not available for online training purchases.

Nursing and Midwife Council's (CPD Points).

It is necessary to complete 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points) of relevant CPD within the three-year period since your last registration renewal or since joining the register.
Of these 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points), a minimum of 20 hours (20 Nursing CPD Points), should be dedicated to participatory learning, which involves engaging in activities that facilitate interaction with other professionals.