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.

By making this a CPE program, it actually gives credit for the amount of time and education needed with knowing the facility's policies and procdures are current and "best practice". - Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND
- Policy & Procedure Manual: For Nutrition and Food Service in Healthcare Facilities, 2019 Course