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Nutrition and Hydration Training

posted Aug 22, 2017, 6:23 AM by Rebecca Barker   [ updated Aug 22, 2017, 6:23 AM ]
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CQC REGULATION 14(4)(a) says

That the health & social care workforce should  know

  • how to support people's good health including the level of support needed, timing of meals, and the provision of appropriate and sufficient quantities of food and drink.
  • how to determine whether specialist nutritional advice is required and how to access and follow it.

Additionally, 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. 

It will address mealtime issues workers may face and how to resolve them. It will cover vitamin content of food and the responsibilities of our workforce  for maintaining the individual’s fluid intake.


It provides staff with the skills and knowledge to ensure that 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.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session candidates should be able to:

  • Understand Nutrition/Hydration Principle​s
  • Identify signs and symptoms of malnutrition/ dehydration
  • Analyse how malnutrition/ dehydration affects the body
  • Understand what causes malnutrition/ dehydration
  • ​R​
    eview Screening tools
  • Explain Food/Fluid Intake Monitoring procedures
  • Understand ways of facilitating and supporting eating
  • Define Factors affecting food intake & choice
  • Understand the use of the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (M.U.S.T.
  • Examine promoting healthy eating

 The training will take place on Monday 4th September 2017 - 9:30PM – 12:45PM     

enue: Liverpool Social Care Partnership CIC, West Derby Community 
​Association, ​
Lowlands, 13 Hayman’s Green, West Derby, L12 7JG.

Cost – LSCP Members (2017 membership paid)                  £38.00
           N​on-member                                                         £50.00

Please note that tea, coffee and light refreshments will be served during the day, lunch however will not.

To download a flyer, which give further details of the courses, please click here and to download a booking form, should you wish to reserve places, please click here

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to call us on the number below.

Best Wishes,

Liverpool Social Care Partnership CIC
West Derby Community Association, Lowlands, 13 Haymans Green, West Derby, L12 7JG
(0151) 270 1703