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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.