Category list : Hydration
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At least 1,000 hospital patients in England die each month from avoidable kidney problems, researchers have found.
Community trust rolls out hydration innovationSubscription
A simple, award-winning invention that helps keeps patients hydrated is being rolled out from hospital beds to community health services.
How difficult can it be to take a glass of water, put it to a patient’s lips and get them to drink?
Use of fluid thickener to reduce dysphagia riskSubscription
People with swallowing difficulties are at risk of choking, dehydration and aspiration. A care home company developed training and compared the use of thickeners
This week is Nutrition and Hydration Week.
From 17 – 21 March, Nursing Times is hosting a Nutrition and Hydration week to raise awareness of this important area of care.
A recent NT article describes a tool for assessing dehydration in hospital patients
Using oral mucosa to assess for dehydrationSubscription
Dehydration impacts negatively on patient health and can have a fatal outcome. A check of the oral mucosa can give nurses an indication of whether a patient is at risk
Families are being urged to “swap while they shop” in a bid to cut down on saturated fat and sugar in their diets.
Nurses and other clinicians need better education to stop errors in intravenous infusion care and prevent potential patient harm, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.