Care Certificate Standard 8 - Fluids and Nutrition

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    Care Certificate Standard 8 - Fluids and Nutrition | Online Training Course| CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    2 hours

    CPD Hours

    2 hours


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    Who is the course for?

    This online Care Certificate Standard 8 course is tailored for new and existing healthcare support workers, adult social care workers, and non-clinical staff involved in the direct care of patients in various settings such as NHS facilities, residential homes, nursing homes, and community care environments. It is designed to be part of essential induction training for new staff and as a valuable refresher for existing staff to ensure best practices in nutrition and hydration management are maintained.

    Course content

    This Care Certificate Standard 8 online course is divided into the following sections:


    • Understanding the importance of hydration and nutrition in healthcare.

    Assessing Needs

    •  Learning to assess the nutritional and hydration needs of individuals.

    Supporting hydration

    •  Best practices for ensuring adequate fluid intake for patients.

    Supporting nutrition

    • Techniques for supporting effective nutrition.

    Recording and reporting

    •  How to properly record and report on patients' nutritional and hydration status.

    Legal and professional responsibilities

    • Understanding the legal responsibilities and professional standards related to nutrition and hydration.

    End-of-course assessment

    • A test to ensure understanding and capability to apply knowledge in practical settings.

    Course aims

    This Care Certificate Standard 8 eLearning course aims to:

    • Enhance understanding of the fundamental principles of good hydration and nutrition.

    • Equip staff with the skills to assess and meet the nutritional needs of those they care for.

    Learning objectives

    This Care Certificate Standard 8 e-learning course will:

    • Highlight food safety

      • Outline the importance of food safety, emphasising hygiene and diligence in food preparation.

    • Discuss nutritional importance

      • Explain the critical role of good nutrition and hydration in maintaining health and well-being.

    • Identify signs of deficiency

      • List the signs and symptoms of poor nutrition and hydration and describe their potential impacts.

    • Assess needs

      • Teach methods to assess individual hydration and nutrition needs effectively.

    • Promote adequate intake

      • Train participants on strategies to ensure and promote adequate patient nutrition and hydration.

    • Ensure accurate documentation

      • Instruct patients on accurately recording and reporting their nutrition and fluid intake.

    Learning outcomes

    On completion of this Care Certificate Standard 8 online training course, the learner will be able to:

    • Understand food safety

      • Describe the importance of food safety, emphasising hygiene in preparing and handling food to prevent foodborne illnesses.

    • Recognise nutritional needs

      • Explain the critical role of proper nutrition and hydration in maintaining health and well-being, and list the signs and symptoms of poor nutrition and hydration.

    • Support individual care plans

      • Demonstrate the ability to support and encourage individuals to adhere to their specific hydration and nutrition care plans.

    • Facilitate access to nutritional products

      • Ensure that nutritional products are accessible to individuals with mobility restrictions, supporting their independence and dignity.

    • Communicate concerns effectively

      • Acquire the skills necessary to report any concerns regarding nutrition and hydration to the appropriate person responsibly and effectively.

    • Document and report accurately

      • Apply practical skills to accurately document and report on patients' nutritional intake and hydration status, ensuring compliance with health care standards.

    • Legal and professional responsibilities

      • Understand and fulfil legal and professional responsibilities related to nutrition and hydration, ensuring that care practices meet regulatory and ethical standards.

    Accreditation and Certification

    This online Care Certificate Standard 8 training course is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. It complies with the requirements of Skills for Care and the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), meeting legislative and regulatory standards for health and social care settings. Successful completion grants a CPD certificate, confirming adherence to these high standards for the theory element of this standard.

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    Why is the course important?

    Proper fluid and nutrition management is critical in healthcare settings as it directly impacts patient recovery, quality of life, and overall health outcomes. This course equips healthcare professionals with essential skills and knowledge to effectively manage and support patient nutrition and hydration, adhering to the latest standards and regulations, thereby improving care quality and patient satisfaction.

    Care Certificate Standard 8 - Fluids and Nutrition | ComplyPlus LMS™ | The Mandatory Training Group UK -


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