Nutrition and Hydration
News and practice for nurses keen to advance their nutrition knowledge
Guidance to help hospital staff improve standards of nutrition and hydration care, particularly among older patients, has been published.
Guidance has been issued for nurses on the insertion of balloon gastrostomy tubes, as more patients are receiving enteral feeding.
When nurses fail to ask the right questions, the results can be dire, as the case of Kane Gorny shows. Nurses have to face some uncomfortable psychological truths.
How to be safe when administering drugs to patients with an enteral feeding tube
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.