Category list : Hydration
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People with dementia and dysphagia who are on an oral diet are at high risk of aspiration. Following five key recommendations can increase their safety and quality of life
Standard tests used to identify dehydration do not work for older people in care homes, according to a new study which says health professionals should stop relying on them.
A variety of access routes into the gastrointestinal tract and a range of feeding tube types are used for enteral feeding. This article is a practical guide and comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
The object in question resembles a toddler’s drinking cup. It’s plastic and there’s a lid from which protrudes a wide, circular spout. But you won’t find a Thomas the Tank Engine logo on it, as this receptacle – the plastic spouted beaker – is what many older patients in care homes and some NHS wards are given to drink from.
Hydration and nutrition has improved among care home residents following a programme of tailored support provided by a clinical commissioning group, according to an evaluation.
The Royal College of Nursing has called on trusts to allow nurses to take water bottles onto the wards during the current heatwave, in order to avoid dehydration.
Nutritional deficiencies are one of the risk factors for developing pressure ulcers. As part of the Stop the Pressure campaign, NHS Improvement has published useful resources to help staff reduce patients’ risk
The Royal College of Nursing has launched a new campaign designed to encourage nursing staff to “rest, rehydrate, refuel” during shifts.
Patients with dementia are being given few opportunities to have drinks of water on wards and in accident and emergency, which is leaving them “extremely vulnerable”, a review of London hospitals has found.
This article outlines the procedure for helping patients to eat at mealtimes. It highlights the importance of monitoring food and fluid intake and the need for accurate documentation