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Nutrition and Hydration

Nurses are in a unique position to ensure appropriate nutrition for patients in their care

The nurse's role in patient nutrition and hydration Subscription Required

The revised Nursing and Midwifery Council code of conduct has restored some responsibility to nurses for ensuring their patients receive good nutritional care.

Most baby falls occurred after the mother fell asleep with her baby in her arms

Reducing the risk of baby falls in maternity units Subscription Required

Using open curtains and bedside cots, for mothers identified as being more likely to drop their babies, have greatly reduced the number of baby falls.

Risk score for life expectancy of hospital patients

Risk score for life expectancy of hospital patients

Researchers have developed what they say is the world’s first prognosis scoring system for hospital patients and their life expectancy within the next 30 days.

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RSS feed for Nutrition and hydration assessment

Nutrition and hydration assessment

Nurses are in a unique position to ensure appropriate nutrition for patients in their care

The nurse's role in patient nutrition and hydration Subscription Required

The revised Nursing and Midwifery Council code of conduct has restored some responsibility to nurses for ensuring their patients receive good nutritional care.

Enteral feeding with specialist products can provide replacement energy and protein

Giving nutrition support to critically ill adults

Patients who are critically ill are at greater risk of malnutrition and nurses must be able to accurately assess their nutritional needs to help them recover.

Being admitted to hospital can be overwhelming for patients with dementia

Enhancing healthcare assistants' dementia role Subscription Required

Training healthcare assistants from nursing and therapy teams to pick up the early signs of dementia and offer one-to-one support is reaping benefits in a large acute hospital.

Addressing continence in children with disabilities

Addressing continence in children with disabilities Subscription Required

Bladder and bowel problems are common in children with learning disabilities, and often attributed to the disability itself. However, many of these problems are treatable

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Nurses are in a unique position to ensure appropriate nutrition for patients in their care

The nurse's role in patient nutrition and hydration Subscription Required

The revised Nursing and Midwifery Council code of conduct has restored some responsibility to nurses for ensuring their patients receive good nutritional care.

Enteral feeding with specialist products can provide replacement energy and protein

Giving nutrition support to critically ill adults

Patients who are critically ill are at greater risk of malnutrition and nurses must be able to accurately assess their nutritional needs to help them recover.

Being admitted to hospital can be overwhelming for patients with dementia

Enhancing healthcare assistants' dementia role Subscription Required

Training healthcare assistants from nursing and therapy teams to pick up the early signs of dementia and offer one-to-one support is reaping benefits in a large acute hospital.

Recognising and preventing dehydration among patients

Recognising and preventing dehydration among patients

Nursing Times Learning has launched a new unit on hydration, which discusses how to recognise signs of dehydration and ensure patients receive adequate oral hydration

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An innovative course aiming to address the rise in obesity

The College of Contemporary Health is launching a multidsiciplinary Postgraduate Certificate in Obesity Care to improve access to care and support in non-specialist settings

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Vitamin B12 supplements ‘do not benefit cognitive function’

Vitamin B12 supplements ‘do not benefit cognitive function’

Vitamin B12 supplements offer no benefits for neurological or cognitive function in older people with moderate vitamin B12 deficiency, according to UK study funded by the government.

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