Nutrition and Hydration
News and practice for nurses keen to advance their nutrition knowledge
A hospital trust that is already in special measures and has been warned over maternity has been told to improve after inspectors found “blood spatters”, people waiting on trolleys for hours and A&E staff saying they were “under siege”.
The National Osteoporosis Society has published a guideline in response to increased demand for vitamin D blood tests. Are these tests always necessary?
Dehydration impacts negatively on patient health and can have a fatal outcome. A check of the oral mucosa can give nurses an indication of whether a patient is at risk
Survey findings show that health professionals need to give more consideration to hydration when administering enteral tube feeding to patients
A study examined whether medication errors were more common in acute hospital patients with dysphagia than those without, and the type and cause of such errors.
Findings from a national survey show that malnutrition is still under-recognised
Mr Jones is on the surgical ward following an elective hemicolectomy.