Category list : Nutrition in hospital
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People with dementia and dysphagia who are on an oral diet are at high risk of aspiration. Following five key recommendations can increase their safety and quality of life
A variety of access routes into the gastrointestinal tract and a range of feeding tube types are used for enteral feeding. This article is a practical guide and comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
At Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust, undergraduate students in dietetics volunteer to help older patients with eating, providing both practical help and social interaction
Healthcare professionals should stop using the term “soft diet” following 277 incidents in two years in which patients have been given food that is unsuitable for them, the NHS watchdog has said.
Patients with coeliac disease need to adhere to a gluten-free diet, including when they are in hospital. This means staff in catering departments and on wards need to be aware of the condition and its consequences
A review summarised by a National Institute for Health Research Signal examines whether enriching hospital food with energy or protein can improve nutrition in older people in hospital
The number of calories being consumed by hospital staff and visitors has been slashed over the last year but admissions related to obesity have spiked by nearly 20%.
NHS organisations have been warned that the sale of sugary drinks will be banned in future if they continue to ignore current efforts to reduce sales on a voluntary basis.
Hospital trusts will face losing funding if they fail to remove super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks from shelves in latest moves by NHS leaders to fight obesity and diabetes.
This article outlines the procedure for helping patients to eat at mealtimes. It highlights the importance of monitoring food and fluid intake and the need for accurate documentation