# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Health Assisting Careers Task 133354737

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain how to assist patient/client with eating and hydration.


Explanation should include
  • appealing environment (removal of urinal, bedpan, trash, etc.)
  • serving and collecting diet trays
  • setting up patient/client trays
  • distributing nourishments
  • distributing drinking water
  • feeding patients/clients of all ages
  • reporting compliance with stated meal plans.
For students taking the nurse aide credential at the end of the course, follow the Virginia Board of Nursing regulations:

Commonwealth of Virginia Regulations
Governing Certified Nurse Aides
Virginia Board of Nursing

Process/Skill Questions

  • What circumstances require the patient/client to be fed?
  • How do you determine the percentage of a meal the patient/client consumed?
  • How do you determine the correct diet that the patient/client needs?
  • How can the patient/client be encouraged to eat?
  • What are the methods used to assist the patient/client with eating difficulties (e.g., difficulty in swallowing, chewing, nausea)?

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