Nutrition and Fluids (Valid for the Care Cert) – Skills for Health Certified

This online training course covers a wide range of topics relating to nutrition and fluids within the healthcare industry, such as promoting harm free care, malnutrition and common misconceptions. The course will take approximately one hour to complete, and at the end of the training there are a number of multiple choice questions based on the course content, which must be answered correctly to pass the course.

Train Healthcare are fully aligned with Skills For Health and have been awarded the Skills for Health ‘Quality Mark’ for our face to face and e-learning training courses.

Course Content:

Why learning about Nutritional and Fluid Care is is important.

Promoting Harm Free Care

Key Points from Policy & Research

Attitude & Awareness to Nutrition and Hydration

The 10 Nursing Care Standards

Eat well Plate



Individual Accountability

What is malnutrition?

What is Malnutrition?

Nutritional Care – Signs, Symptoms and Causes

Nutritional Screening

Planning Nutritional Support

Dietary Supplements

Energy Supplements

Dietary Modifications

Enhanced Feeding


Common Misconceptions

Special Diets


MUST Report – 10 key points

Body Weight


Nutritional Care Planning

Nil by mouth


Hot drinks

Protected Meal Times & Simple Steps to Improve Nutritional and Hydration Care

Good practice and Innovation Examples

Good Hospital Food

Preparing Food Safely

Food Service

Learning Outcomes:

Understand the principles of hydration & food safety.

Be able to support individuals to have access to Fluids in accordance with their care plan.

Be able to support individuals to have access to food and nutrition in accordance with their care plan.

Have a basic awareness of nutritional needs of patients

Understand how to promote best practices and protect dignity of patients in relation to their nutritional needs.

Have an awareness of nutritional care planning and support.

Have an awareness about nutritional screening and its benefits

Have an awareness of food safety and hygiene.


Online assessment

Possible requirements include:

Workplace Assessment