Focus on Undernutrition has developed a range of courses to raise the awareness of the nutritional needs of residents, especially the area of undernutrition.
Bespoke training on alternative areas of nutrition can be developed according to your service needs when delivered via the ‘face to face’ or live webinar option.
The undernutrition training provides delegates with an increased awareness of the knowledge and understanding required to identify and treat undernutrition. This training has been recommended by NHS England and endorsed by the BAPEN (British Association of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition).
The module is used by local care homes to fulfil their contractual requirements to achieve locally developed quality standards. It also supports national guidance including NHS England (2016), Department of Health (DH, 2006), Care Quality Commission (CCQ, 2010), Council of Europe (2008), National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE, 2006), National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA, 2009), National Prescribing Centre (2011) and Royal College of Nursing (RCN, 2008).
Evidence has shown that homes who have implemented Focus on Undernutrition training have improved the undernutrition outcomes of residents. There is a significant reduction in the prevalence of undernutrition and over 50% reduction in pressure ulcers, plus improved nutrition screening and care planning.
Training programmes include key resources with the option of purchasing other resources to further support the care home to implement the training recommendations.