Improve patient care!
This training resource is for frontline clinical or support staff in health and social care, especially those working with the elderly.
It helps staff improve their skills, knowledge and confidence around the prevention of hydration and outlines creative ways to encourage fluid intake.
More information below.
The following support documents are available:
WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE GAME?
To empower all clinical, therapeutic and support staff in health and social care settings to fully understand the difficulties and risks surrounding dehydration. Choose to play the main game which focuses on improving the hydration of patients/residents/service users or the staff game, which highlights the importance of ensuring all staff remember to manage their own hydration too when looking after everyone else!
WHAT ARE THE KEY MESSAGES?
- Dehydration has serious consequences
- Increasing fluid intake contributes to improved patient safety and staff well-being
- All health and social care staff are responsible for supporting patients, residents to be well hydrated (and themselves too!)
- Practical changes and creative solutions can be easily made in workplaces to improve fluid intake
WHO SHOULD PLAY THE GAME?
Suitable for all frontline clinical and support staff in acute, residential and domiciliary health and social care settings, especially those working with the elderly.
WHAT WILL PLAYERS LEARN?
- To recognise dehydration, what is it and how does it happen?
- To identify when people may be at risk of becoming dehydrated
- To have the confidence and knowledge to know what and how to take action
- To understand the impact and consequences
- To encourage and support increased fluid intake
- To increase knowledge and confidence around hydration prevention
- To implement creative approaches to improving hydration
DEVELOPED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: NHS England for their Stop the Pressure initiative
- 4-12 players
- 45-60 minutes
- No specialist facilitator required