Category list : Hydration
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The revised Nursing and Midwifery Council code of conduct has restored some responsibility to nurses for ensuring their patients receive good nutritional care
How to spot the warning signs of dehydration and how to prevent itVideoSubscription
Video from The European Hydration Institute
Patients who are critically ill are at greater risk of malnutrition and nurses must be able to accurately assess their nutritional needs to help them recover
Enhancing healthcare assistants' dementia roleSubscription
Training healthcare assistants from nursing and therapy teams to pick up the early signs of dementia and offer one-to-one support is reaping benefits in a large acute hospital
Patients admitted to hospital from care homes are commonly dehydrated on admission and consequently are at significantly greater risk of in-hospital mortality, according to a major UK study.
Perhaps one of the most distressing images to emerge from the Francis report into care failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust in 2013 was the image of patients so thirsty that they were drinking dirty water out of flower vases.
This article discusses how to recognise signs of dehydration and ensure patients receive adequate oral hydration. More information is available as a learning resource in our learning unit on dehydration
A free online learning unit launched today aims to educate nursing staff in preventing avoidable harm from dehydration.
Hospital trusts must provide healthy eating options for their staff as well as patients, under new rules on food quality in NHS organisations.
An award-winning invention that helps keep patients hydrated is being rolled out across Dorset’s community health services.