Category list : Hydration
Stories with this category.
When terminally ill patients are given continuous deep sedation without hydration, should we call it a form of palliative care, or is it in fact slow euthanasia?
Older patients in North Tyneside and Northumberland are set to benefit from a novel approach to helping them to eat well while in hospital.
The untimely and sad death of Kane Gorny from dehydration was followed by the predictable analysis of what is wrong with nursing.
A strategy to reduce avoidable pressure ulcersSubscription
Nurses have a role to play in monitoring the success of strategies to reduce avoidable pressure ulcers and to provide accountability and maintain motivation
Hospital failed dehydration patientSubscription
Neglect by medical staff led to a man dying of dehydration in a hospital bed, a coroner has ruled.
What do you think?
Should oral fluids be prescribed to at risk patients in hospital?
Developing a bundle to improve fluid managementSubscription
Effective fluid management is seen nationally as an area of suboptimal practice. A bundle was developed by one trust to improve patient hydration in a range of settings.
A campaign has been launched in hospitals and nursing homes to encourage staff to better monitor and manage inpatients’ fluid status.
Oral nutritional supplements help to improve patients’ calorific intake. A poster campaign was launched to boost nurses’ knowledge of how to use these products