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NURSE AIDE

CNA109 - Nutrition & Hydration: Hydration & the Elderly Person (0.5 HR)

Purpose: The nursing assistant will understand the importance of water to good health and her role in ensuring adequate hydration of her elderly persons served. Objectives: 1. Discuss the importance of water to the health of the aged individual; 2. Explain dehydration and the illnesses and changes that can occur with dehydration; 3. List hydration techniques; 4. Discuss dysphagia; 5. Explain fluid restriction. Continuing Education Credits: 0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 0.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.