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maandag 23 oktober 2017

Assisting patients with eating and drinking to prevent malnutrition

Assisting patients with eating and drinking to prevent malnutrition
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
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Stroke 1: definition, burden, risk factors and diagnosis
Stroke is a medical emergency, prompt diagnosis is crucial. Despite better understanding and awareness, stroke is still the second largest cause of death worldwide and a major cause of disability....
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How to calculate drug doses and infusion rates accurately
Miscalculation of drug doses is one of the main factors contributing to drug errors. This article explains how to calculate drug doses and highlights common errors. After reading it, you can...
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Developing a nurse-led service to reduce alcohol-related harm
Developing a comprehensive hospital alcohol liaison service involves all staff in assessing patient risk and making appropriate referrals. This initiative won the award for Emergency and Critical...
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Standardising the delivery of oral health care practice in hospitals
To improve the oral health of hospital inpatients, the Mouth Care Matters initiative was adopted in 12 acute hospital trusts. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
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Improving hospital discharge for patients at the end of life
Appointing a palliative care team nurse to coordinate fast-track discharges at the end of life can help ensure patients can be cared for, and die, in their preferred place
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