Category list : Hydration
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Dehydration affects patients across all areas of care. All nurses need to be proactive in diagnosing and treating dehydration swiftly to prevent deterioration
How difficult can it be to take a glass of water, put it to a patient’s lips and get them to drink?
Why do nurses sometimes ask the wrong questions?Subscription
When nurses fail to ask the right questions, the results can be dire, as the case of Kane Gorny shows. Nurses have to face some uncomfortable psychological truths.
Putting weekly research into practice …
A recent NT article describes a tool for assessing dehydration in hospital patients
What do you think?
Hospital patients who have problems with fluid balance are having their lives potentially put at risk by overstretched or under trained NHS staff, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has warned.
From 17 – 21 March, Nursing Times is hosting a Nutrition and Hydration week to raise awareness of this important area of care.
Simple changes led by nurses on a hospital ward for older people have been praised for reducing the need for security and boosting staff morale as well as improving hydration and nutrition levels.
Using Rapid Spread to improve hospital nutritionSubscription
How one foundation trust engaged the multidisciplinary team using Rapid Spread change methodology to improve patient nutrition throughout the organisation.