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  • Storm over a lake with lone boatman to the side

    Weekend thunderstorms cause hospital ceiling to collapseSubscription

    News21 July, 2014

    Patients on a hospital ward had to be moved when heavy rain brought down part of a ceiling.

  • Does hands-free drinking improve patient hydration?

    Does hands-free drinking improve patient hydration?Subscription

    Clinical19 July, 2013

    A hands-free bottle has been designed to improve hydration in hospital patients. Qualitative data showed it was more acceptable to certain groups of patients

  • Water

    Hydration – the missing part of nutritional careSubscription

    Clinical28 June, 2013

    Dehydration affects patients across all areas of care. All nurses need to be proactive in diagnosing and treating dehydration swiftly to prevent deterioration

  • Maintaining hydration in enteral tube feeding

    Maintaining hydration in enteral tube feedingSubscription

    Clinical28 June, 2013

    Survey findings show that health professionals need to give more consideration to hydration when administering enteral tube feeding to patient

  • Sunset

    Weather ‘does not’ affect fibromyalgia pain or fatigueSubscription

    News6 June, 2013

    Weather conditions including temperature, sunshine, and precipitation have no overall impact on fibromyalgia symptoms in female patients, according to Dutch researchers.

  • Water in a jug

    Promoting healthy drinking habits in childrenSubscription

    Clinical5 October, 2012

    Fewer than one third of primary school children drink enough fluids, which can affect their cognitive function as well as their physical health. Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here

  • Dehydration is a contributing factor for pressure ulcers

    Developing a bundle to improve fluid managementSubscription

    Clinical6 July, 2012

    Effective fluid management is seen nationally as an area of suboptimal practice. A bundle was developed by one trust to improve patient hydration in a range of settings.

  • Sunburnt woman

    The danger of heat waves...Subscription

    Blogs11 February, 2012

    Heat waves are dangerous. To prevent heat-related illness, keep yourself cool. Keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm. If you do go out, stay in the shade; apply sunscreen and wear a hat and light scarf; avoid excessive physical exertion; wear light, loose fitting clothes and avoid drinking too much alcohol.

  • hydration

    Using red jugs to improve hydrationSubscription

    Clinical17 July, 2011

    An innovative yet simple approach to reduce the risk of dehydration in inpatients

  • Patient eating hospital food nutrition

    Ensuring hydrationSubscription

    Clinical16 July, 2011

    Reports have highlighted concerns that patients are not receiving enough fluids in hospital, but simple routine tasks present an ideal opportunity to tackle dehydration

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