Supplementary hydration and nutrition is often needed for people with acute stroke. Dehydration is a predictor of poor outcomes including discharge to long term-care.
Promoting healthy drinking habits in childrenSubscription
Fewer than one third of primary school children drink enough fluids, which can affect their cognitive function as well as their physical health.
Overcoming barriers to influenza vaccinationSubscription
By challenging patients’ health beliefs and misconceptions, nurses can increase uptake of the flu vaccine for the 2012-13 season.
Dementia care: focusing on daily experiencesSubscription
A nursing home adapted and reinvented the Kitwood model for dementia care to make relationships and daily experiences key priorities.
An inpatient neurological rehabilitation unit had a high incidence of falls so used the Patient Safety First campaign to address this issue.
The collapse and successful resuscitation of footballer Fabrice Muamba thrust out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) into the media spotlight.
Diagnosing and managing epilepsySubscription
NICE has updated its guideline on epilepsy, mainly because new drugs have been licensed to prevent variations in care.
Exploring the benefits of anal irrigationSubscription
Bowel dysfunction can have detrimental effects on psychological, physical and social functioning. Two case studies show the impact of an anal irrigation system.
Managing stress incontinence in postnatal womenSubscription
More needs to be done to improve continence services for women suffering from SUI after childbirth. This article discusses causes, assessment and treatment options.
How to care for people with Parkinson’s diseaseSubscription
Patients with this complex and debilitating condition need individualised nursing care tailored to their needs to give optimal symptom control and improve quality of life