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Standard 8 : Fluids and Nutrition

Standard 8 : Fluids and Nutrition

8.1 Understand the principles of hydration, nutrition and food safety

8.1a Describe the importance of food safety, including hygiene, in the preparation and handling of food

Explain the following terms

8.1b Explain the importance of good nutrition and hydration in maintaining health and wellbeing

Explain the following terms

8.1c List signs and symptoms of poor nutrition and hydration

8.1d Explain how to promote adequate nutrition and hydration

8.2 Support individuals to have access to fluids in accordance with their plan of care

8.2a Ensure drinks are within reach of those that have restrictions on their movement/ mobility

Requires a workplace observation.

8.2b Ensure that drinks are refreshed on a regular basis

Requires a workplace observation.

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8.2c Ensure that individuals are offered drinks in accordance with their plan of care

Requires a workplace observation.
Requires a workplace observation.

8.2e Know how to report any concerns to the relevant person. This could include: Senior member of staff, Carer, Family member

8.3 Support individuals to have access to food and nutrition in accordance with their plan of care

8.3aEnsure any nutritional products are within reach of those that have restrictions on their movement/mobility

Requires a workplace observation.

8.3b Ensure food is provided at the appropriate temperature and in accordance with the plan of care i.e. the individual is able to eat it

Requires a workplace observation.
Requires a workplace observation.

8.3c Ensure that appropriate utensils are available to enable the individual to meet their nutritional needs as independently as possible

Requires a workplace observation.

8.3d Support and encourage individuals to eat in accordance with their plan of care

Requires a workplace observation.

8.3e Know how to report any concerns to the relevant person. This could include: Senior member of staff, Carer, Family member

Explain who you would reports concerns to regarding supporting individuals in accessing food and nutritional products in accordance with their plan of care
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