Malnutrition and Dehydration - Online Inservice

Ensuring clients maintain proper nutrition and hydration can be difficult, especially if they are acutely or chronically ill. This course will teach nurse aides and patient care techs the signs and symptoms of malnutrition and dehydration as well as provide some tips and tricks to use in their day-to-day to boost intake. Additionally, this course will discuss proper fluid and dietary intake.


Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain physical and chemical changes in the ill and elderly that affect the way their
    bodies absorb nutrients from food.
  2. Explain why the body needs fluids.
  3. Recognize symptoms that may be caused by not getting enough nutrients or fluids.
  4. Describe foods, nutrients, and fluids that are needed every day.
  5. Describe ways to encourage healthful eating and drinking. 


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Malnutrition

Chapter 3: Dehydration

Chapter 4: Proper Dietary Intake

Chapter 5: References

  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Kendall Moore

Kendall is a 2022 Magna Cum Laude graduate from Tyler Junior College with an Associates Degree in Nursing. She has a huge passion for all things nutrition and hormone health, is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and is enrolled in Pacific College's RN-to-BSN in Holistic Nursing program. Upon graduation, Kendall intends to begin a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program!

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Course Accreditation

Provider approved by the Florida and Wyoming Board of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants, CE Broker Provider #: 50-13256.

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