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Care of Those With Disabilities - Meeting Nutritional Needs

Care of Those With Disabilities
Meeting Nutritional Needs
The Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities has mandated that 4 hours of annual in-service training or continuing education must be completed by direct care workers giving care to those with disabilities, and be related to the specific needs of at least one recipient being currently served by the direct care worker. (See Appendix C of the iBudget Handbook.) This course has been created to expand the skills of those giving direct care and attendance to clients with disabilities and to meet this educational requirement. The material applies also to other care settings in which weight loss or gain is encountered due to limited mental, emotional or physical abilities, for example, long term care or psychiatric settings. It is written only for CNAs, HHA, or PCTs.
Purpose and Objective
  • Objective No. 1: Identify obstacles reducing access to healthy food.

  • Objective No. 2: Recognize how oral-motor, positioning, and behavioral problems interfere with eating.

  • Objective No. 3: List ways to assist feeding with dignity while assuring safety.

  • Objective No. 4: Review feeding techniques for those with abnormal tongue movements, and chewing and swallowing difficulty.

  • Objective No. 5: Review characteristics of healthy food choices.

  • Objective No. 6: Identify ways to introduce dietary changes.

  • Objective No. 7: recognize how to support a dietary weight-loss and exercise plan.

Board Approval Information for this Course
Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Boards of Nursing, and the Florida Certified Assistants Council, Provider No. 50-435; the Iowa Boards of Nursing, Provider No. 61, and the California Board of Nursing, Provider No. 04422. This course does not provide credit for nurses.
Author: Linda S. Greenfield
Contact Hours: 1
Cost: $5
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