Category list : Hydration
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East Kent trust pioneers new nursing toolSubscription
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust has introduced “red mats” to alert all staff to patient nutritional needs around-the-clock.
New guidance on food in healthcare Subscription
The British Dietetic Association has published guidance on food provision in care settings.
'Nursing is nursing the world over'Subscription
Ophthalmic nurse Lorraine Montgomery provides eye care in developing countries from on board a ship.
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.
Allison Baxter and her team brought in picture menus to help people with cognitive and physical problems choose the food they wanted.
New government drive to improve hospital food Subscription
Some hospitals are failing to provide patients with high quality and healthy meals, the health secretary has warned.
Supplementary hydration and nutrition is often needed for people with acute stroke. Dehydration is a predictor of poor outcomes including discharge to long term-care.
PEG feeding tube placement and aftercareSubscription
PEG tube nursing care: Care must be taken when deciding to use, siting and managing percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes (PEG tubes) to avoid errors or complications that could prove fatal
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.
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.