Nutrition, hydration, and pressure ulcers

Nutrition, hydration, and pressure ulcers


Prevention is always better than cure, and by ensuring the individuals you support are eating and drinking well you can minimise the risks of pressure ulcers and other conditions. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of malnutrition, dehydration, and pressure ulcers. Be introduced to the 'Eatwell guide' and the benefits of healthy eating. Look at how to encourage those who are experiencing a loss of appetite to stay well nourished.


Learning outcomes


  • The learner will understand the link between pressure ulcers and poor nutrition
  • The learner will know how to encourage healthy eating and understand portion control
  • The learner will know the risks of poor hydration and how to encourage fluid intake


Advantages of the course


  • Many people who are frail and have restricted mobility are at risk of developing sores on the points of their body which receive the most pressure. These are known as pressure sores and with the correct management and care, can be prevented in most cases. It is important, therefore, that practitioners have received training on how to prevent them and can identify early signs. This short course can provide this training.
  • The Social Care Institute for Excellence has identified poor nutrition as a common safeguarding challenge in care homes. This course will give learners the knowledge they need to ensure the individuals they support are well nourished and hydrated.
  • The care plan is a great place to start when finding out about an individual's nutritional needs. This course explains the importance of reading and updating the care plan with religious or cultural preferences, allergies, and nutritional needs resulting from medical conditions and malnutrition.
  • Website and video resources are used to explore the dementia journey in more detail
  • There is also suggested extra reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge


Laser Learning is a Skills for Care endorsed provider. 

You may also be interested in our short course: Infection control and prevention

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