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After eliciting students’ views on what makes a good practice placement, one trust is now working to make sure students feel able to raise concerns.
The number of patients with both type 2 diabetes and dementia is rising, which poses new challenges in blood glucose monitoring and medicines administration.
Nurses are increasingly likely to care for patients with type 2 diabetes. This learning unit will increase understanding of its causes, prevention, treatment and management.
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Diabetes UK has developed information prescriptions to give people with diabetes clear information and advice to help them improve their health outcomes.
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Why is this article important?
Next week is Diabetes week. This is an ideal time to talk about simple measures that can improve patients food and fluid intake.
This week's free article looks at incident reports from National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) relating to hydration and shows that this area of care continues to be frequently neglected.
After reading the article:
- Explain the reasons why hydration is frequently neglected
- What are the consequences for patients?
- When should you give supplementary fluids to a patient who is receiving enteral feeding?
- Think about your ward, department or case load. What change could you make to improve your patients fluid intake?
The topic of when and for how long relatives and friends can visit on hospital wards has long been a much discussed topic.