This course is designed to help healthcare professionals advance their understanding of hydration. It has been developed by the European Hydration Institute (EHI) in partnership with experts in the field, and is the first online hydration course of its kind for healthcare professionals.

To get started please select one of the modules below. In order to access the module please click on ‘open module’.

Please note that because you are viewing courses in guest mode, your progress will not be tracked and you will not be able to download a certificate. In order to do this you will need to create an account.


Water and Hydration

This module on water and hydration introduces the physiology of water in the body. We will look at how best to stay optimally hydrated, and how inadequate hydration can impact on health – both in clinical environments and everyday life.

This module will give you a basis from which to move on to our other modules, exploring more specialised areas of hydration.

All material prepared August to November 2015

Please find the link to our survey here. You can complete the survey after viewing the module content, please take a few moments to complete this as your feedback is very important to us.

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Hydration in Care Homes

This module on hydration in care homes will help you keep care home residents appropriately hydrated.

If you would like a more in depth/clinical look at hydration, it’s recommended that you also take the water and hydration module.

Please find the link to our survey here. You can complete the survey after viewing the module content, please take a few moments to complete this as your feedback is very important to us.

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Perioperative Hydration

This module on perioperative hydration will help you manage patients’ fluid needs around the time of surgery.

Before you start this specialised area of hydration, you may want to undertake our introductory module on water and hydration, which offers an overview of fluid balance and distribution.

All material prepared in July 2015

Please find the link to our survey here. You can complete the survey after viewing the module content, please take a few moments to complete this as your feedback is very important to us.

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Hydration and Physical Activity

This module on hydration and physical activity will help you to understand why water is important to exercise and recovery.

Before beginning, we’d encourage you to undertake our introductory module on water and hydration. This offers an overview of why water is important, and the general principles governing fluid balance and hydration status.

Please find the link to our survey here. You can complete the survey after viewing the module content, please take a few moments to complete this as your feedback is very important to us.

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