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This Nutrition and Hydration continuing education course will provide participants with a review of the basic safety considerations and nutritional guidelines necessary to safely assist residents and elderly clients in eating, drinking and maintaining optimal nutritional status. This comprehensive review can be utilized for personnel throughout all healthcare settings, as the safety considerations for nutrition and hydration do not change according to level of acuity. Within this course, the participant will review the basics of nutrition and hydration, common nutritional problems of the elderly or ill, different ways that residents and clients can receive nutrition and hydration, aspiration precautions, food and beverage modification to prevent aspiration or choking, factors that influence food preferences, special diets, different types of adaptive equipment used for meals, making dining enjoyable for residents and clients, appropriately and safely feeding a resident or client, assisting residents and clients with disabilities during meal times, accurately measuring meal intake, improving communication to promote safety during meal times, steps to take in the event that a resident or client is observed to be choking, and completing incident reporting in a timely and thorough manner.
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Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: Basics of Nutrition and Hydration
Chapter 2: Common Nutritional Problems of the Elderly or Ill
Chapter 3: Different ways Nutrition and Hydration Can Be Delivered
Chapter 4: Modified Food and Beverages to Prevent Aspiration and Choking
Chapter 5: Special Diets
Chapter 6: Using Adaptive Equipment during Meals
Chapter 7: Making Meal Times Enjoyable for Residents and Clients
Chapter 8: Feeding and Assisting Residents and Clients with Meals
Chapter 9: Measuring Meal Intake
Chapter 10: Improving Communication to Promote Safety
Chapter 11: Responding to a Choking Resident or Client
Chapter 12: Incident Reporting
Chapter 13: Skill Check-Off Lists
Chapter 14: References
Damion Jenkins, RN, MSN is the founder and CEO of a nursing education and consultation company - The Nurse Speak, LLC., where he specializes in the delivery of individualized tutoring, mentoring and consultation services for students, new graduate nurses, and healthcare facilities. Damion is also an adjunct nursing professor, an experienced travel nurse, and an active nurse blogger.Read Full Bio