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 and hydration deficiencies.
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
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She 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.Expert Reviewer: Peggy Hewson, BScN, MaED
Peggy is a Health Services professional with over 38 years of progressive Nursing, Education, and Health Management experience including Critical Care Emergency Nursing, Case Management, and Home Care Senior Management. As Director of Product Management, Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centre’s, she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of software product delivery including implementation and constant improvement of a provincial home care solution and assessment solution for the Province of Ontario. Peggy is highly skilled in all aspects of communication and education, including facilitation, presentations, Disclosure: Peggy Hewson, BScN, MaED has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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