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Patients on a hospital ward had to be moved when heavy rain brought down part of a ceiling.
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
Hydration – the missing part of nutritional careSubscription
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 feedingSubscription
Survey findings show that health professionals need to give more consideration to hydration when administering enteral tube feeding to patient
Weather conditions including temperature, sunshine, and precipitation have no overall impact on fibromyalgia symptoms in female patients, according to Dutch researchers.
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.
Developing a bundle to improve fluid managementSubscription
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.
The danger of heat waves...Subscription
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.
Using red jugs to improve hydrationSubscription
An innovative yet simple approach to reduce the risk of dehydration in inpatients
Reports have highlighted concerns that patients are not receiving enough fluids in hospital, but simple routine tasks present an ideal opportunity to tackle dehydration