Dehydration is a concern in older people due to the potential adverse effects on function and clinical outcome. Common complications include constipation, pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections, and dizziness leading to falls and fractures.
This evaluation assessed the effectiveness of the Hydration at Home e-learning Module as a training tool and its impact on participants’ knowledge and confidence in assessing and advising on hydration.
Participants rated the training highly, especially in the areas of hydration knowledge, confidence in advising and assessing hydration and their plans around hydration, suggesting that the training was high quality and well-received. Impact on individual and organisational practice was more measured than other categories, although still positive overall.