End of Life Nutrition and Hydration Inservice

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This downloadable inservice assists you to train staff about advance directives, tube feeding intervention versus comfort care, and goals for nutrition care at the end of life. It also discusses potential nutrition interventions to help manage symptoms such as anorexia, nausea, dehydration, constipation to promote quality of life.

After completing this inservice, the learner should be able to:

  1. Obtain a basic understanding of advance directives for nutrition and hydration
  2. Understand the need to continue to offer interventions even if a person is on hospice care
  3. Outline some basic nutrition interventions to help manage end of life conditions (i.e. anorexia, dry mouth)

Includes slides, presenter’s notes, copy ready handouts and pre-/post-test.

This information is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Please note that larger files may take a few minutes to download. If you do not have the free Adobe Reader, you can download it here.

This course is an excellent review of nutrition's role and the International Clinical Practice Guidelines for pressure injuries. The case studies allowed for solid use of the information provided in the guidelines.
- Elaine Farley-Zoucha, RDN, LMNT
Nutrition Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries Short Course

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