Nutrition & Hydration: Your Responsibilities

Nutrition & Hydration: Your Responsibilities 

Nutrition and hydration are important factors to consider when providing care. In this course, you will learn why both are important, how outside influences can have an effect, what impaired nutrition and hydration look like, and what your role is in helping those at risk for nutritional deficiencies.


Hours: 0.75


Certificates provided by accrediting body (5 Match)

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CE122370

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 0.70 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

0.75 HOURS

Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrators

0.75 HOURS

This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours.

Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals

0.75 HOURS

This program is approved for 0.75 hours by the Dietary Managers Association. Approval code 163001.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-NHYR
Hours: 0.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Identify the importance of adequate nutrition and hydration for health and well-being.
Recognize two factors that may cause impaired nutrition and hydration.
State two signs and symptoms of impaired nutrition and hydration.
Cite two strategies to prevent impaired nutrition and hydration.
Implement two strategies for correcting nutritional deficits.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Importance of Nutrition and Hydration A. Meet George B. Why are Nutrition and Hydration Important? C. Review D. Summary Section 3: Factors that Affect Nutrition and Hydration A. Physical Changes Due to Aging B. Cognitive Impairment C. Emotional Distress and Psychiatric Disorders D. Chronic Illness E. Medications F. Medical and Surgical Procedures G. Sociological Issues H. Factors Affecting George I. Review J. Summary Section 4: Signs and Symptoms of Nutrition and Hydration Imbalance A. What Does it Look Like? B. Signs and Symptoms of Nutrition and Hydration Imbalance in George C. Review D. Summary Section 5: Helping Those at Risk for Nutrition and Hydration Imbalance A. Interviewing the Individual and Family B. Collecting Objective Data C. Analyzing the Data D. Devising Strategies for Intervention E. Helping George F. Review G. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations

Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Direct Care Workers; in the following settings: Hospice, Post-Acute Care.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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