Patient nutritional intake has been a commonly discussed topic where patient care and management are concerned. Undernutrition and overindulgence will lead to malnutrition and it will have a significant effect on patients who are recovering from their illnesses, such as extended hospitalization and or being institutionalized because of their nutritional vulnerability. The healthcare support staff are at the forefront of patient care, providing the required nutrition training will have beneficial impacts on these patients.
Why is this course for you?
The entire course is designed to equip and update the healthcare support with the knowledge, and skills in nutrition to enable them to make a positive impact on the patient nutritional intake. The course is scaffolded into two parts.
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In part 1 of the course, you will be able to:
- Describe nutrition;
- Describe altered nutrition;
- Describe the factors affecting nutrition; and
- Explain the six (6) key nutrients.
Marples, O., Baldwin, C., & Weekes, C. E. (2017). The effect of nutrition training for health care staff on learner and patient outcomes in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 106(1), 284-310.
The course is conducted online.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.
This is an Online Course that you can take at your convenience. You will be emailed instructions immediately after successful payment.
As this course is hosted by our partner Gnowbe, you will be directed to their website for payment.
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