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Aide Skills: Nutrition

presented by Amy Shortall-Cardillo, MSN, RN, COS-C, WCC

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Nutrition and adequate fluid intake are essential for health and well-being. For the older population, adequate food and drink can aid recovery from illness, surgery, and wounds. Good nutrition also helps older adults remain independent and strong and can reduce or prevent hospitalization. Nutrition is about a eating a healthy, balanced diet so that the body gets the nutrients it needs to sustain life. Many older patients do not have adequate nutrition or fluid intake. The role of the aide is to monitor patients for signs of nutritional issues and ensure that they have enough to eat and drink.

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Amy Shortall-Cardillo, MSN, RN, COS-C, WCC

Amy Shortall-Cardillo is the director of compliance and education at Concordia Community Support Services in Cabot, Pennsylvania. In this role, she is responsible for the quality, compliance, and education programs for multiple home health, hospice, and private duty agencies. Amy ensures that each agency is working effectively toward achieving agency goals in accordance with the…

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1. Concepts of Nutrition and Fluid Intake

This chapter describes adequate nutrition and fluid intake for home health patients and discusses the challenges patients face in maintaining optimal nutrition and hydration status.

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