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Nutrition and Hydration

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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New tool to help nurses improve nutrition standards

A new tool to measure the quality of nutritional care provided to patients could give nurses extra clout when pushing for improvements, according to nursing experts who helped develop it.

How board games can be used to improve safety

How board games can be used to improve safety Subscription Required

Board games are raising staff awareness of pressure ulcer prevention and other patient safety issues as part of a wider regional education and improvement programme.

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RSS feed for Nutrition and hydration assessment

Nutrition and hydration assessment

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

Accurate assessment  of patient weight

Accurate assessment of patient weight

Recording accurate body weight is a fundamental part of patient assessment and should be undertaken by trained staff using appropriate equipment

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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

Use of fluid thickener to reduce dysphagia risk

Use of fluid thickener to reduce dysphagia risk Subscription Required

People with swallowing difficulties are at risk of choking, dehydration and aspiration. A care home company developed training and compared the use of thickeners

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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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