Hampshire County Council has worked in partnership with Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) to develop an e-learning programme which aims to increase your knowledge and confidence in assessing an older person’s hydration needs and minimise the risk of poor hydration in a person-centred way.

Aimed at any person working with older people in the community, including care home staff, home carers, family carers and volunteers, the e-learning builds on the information and skills you may have already learnt and implemented from the Care Certificate.

The Hydration in Older People e-learning is part of the Hydration at Home Toolkit, both of which have been endorsed by the British Dietetic Association.

What can I expect?

Designed to be as interactive as possible, the e-learning takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and features a short video and an assessment in the form of a case study.

Whilst the content has been specifically designed for community carers, the messages are relevant to all carers, including those working in acute care settings.

Please note that if you have already completed the hydration in older people e-learning via the Hampshire County Council hub, you do not need to repeat the training in the e-LfH Hub.

Additional resources

The hydration e-learning programme is part of the Hydration at Home toolkit which includes resources for the general public, including a hydration leaflet and poster.

For more information and to access these resources, please visit: https://wessexahsn.org.uk/projects/354/hydration-at-home-toolkit

Accessing the e-Learning

For more information about the e-learning resource, including access details, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/hydration-in-older-people/

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