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Nutrition and Hydration

The thirst sensation diminishes with age

Detecting dehydration in older people: useful tests Subscription Required

Older people are at increased risk of dehydration, and many screening and diagnostic tests are used to identify the condition. This article assesses their value.

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.

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RSS feed for Nutrition and hydration assessment

Nutrition and hydration assessment

Identifying ischaemic ulcers early on can help reduce the need for amputation

Caring for patients with lower limb amputation Subscription Required

Mortality rates following lower limb amputation have been described as unacceptable. Nurses have a vital role in improving pre- and post-operative care.

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.

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The thirst sensation diminishes with age

Detecting dehydration in older people: useful tests Subscription Required

Older people are at increased risk of dehydration, and many screening and diagnostic tests are used to identify the condition. This article assesses their value.

Acute kidney injury: prevention and recognition

Acute kidney injury: prevention and recognition Subscription Required

Acute kidney injury is a common but serious disorder. Knowing how it can develop enables prevention and early detection, leading to better outcomes for patients.

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.

more

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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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Poorer families focus of NICE bid to improve child nutrition

Healthcare professionals must provide information to low-income families about a government scheme that offers coupons for free vitamin supplements and food to pregnant women and parents, according to a new national standard.

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