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Does it Taste Good? Nutrition and Hydration_Older People

Does it Taste Good? Nutrition and Hydration_Older People

Does it Taste Good? Nutrition and Hydration_Older People

Debra Shearman
Debra Shearman
on behalf of Nurse CPD

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Launch date: 28 Jun 2017
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Last updated: 29 Nov 2017

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Overview of nutrition and older people: Nutritional requirements: Malnutrition: Nutritional supplements & support: End of life issues - choices, goals of care, research: Oral, nasal and eye care: Quality nutrition care for people with dementia.


Nutrition and Hydration
Outline the factors that influence the nutritional choices of older people
State the nutritional risks for older people
Explain the nutritional requirements for older people
Describe the common causes of malnutrition in older people
Define protein-energy malnutrition (PEM)
Describe the possible adverse consequences of PEM
Demonstrate an understanding of the components of providing nutritional support to older people
Nutrition and End of Life Issues
Identify the factors that affect end of life and nutrition decision making
Demonstrate an understanding of the rights of your client/resident and decision making
Discuss ways to support family and others when coping with end of life issues
Explain the factors on which end of life goals of care should be based
Relate research and study findings on nutrition and end of life issues to your client/resident care
Outline end of life oral, nasal and eye care
Nutrition and Dementia
Outline the factors that will impact on your resident/client’s needs and ability relating to dementia and nutrition
Describe the components of assessment and care planning
Explain the nutritionally relevant changes in each stage of dementia
Define dysphagia
Outline the signs and indicators of dysphagia
Discuss the principles of nutritional care for your client/resident with dementia
Debra Shearman

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Debra Shearman
on behalf of Nurse CPD

Deb has just celebrated her 40th anniversary as a registered nurse. She currently lives in Sydney Australia.

Deb has a diverse background in nursing and business having worked across the nursing and health services fields of general, midwifery, mothercraft, drug and alcohol, health promotion and aged care in nursing, counsellor, supervisory and management and educator roles.

Deb has always had a passion for education and strong commitment to the professional development of nurses. Her philosophy is that people have the right to be cared for by those with the knowledge, practical and interpersonal skills to do their job safely, respectfully and holistically.

Deb’s ethos is that learning and development should be directly work relevant and support the day to day work that people do as well as aspiring them to gain further qualifications and to pursue career advancement.

Deb is the CEO and a founding director of CQI Internet Solutions Pty Ltd established in 2004. The company was the first to offer aged care specific online learning in Australia and has delivered over 383,000 course enrolments to nurses, care workers, hospitality staff, administrative staff and allied health professionals across Australia.

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