Our simple, low-cost system to keep patients hydrated
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Our simple, low-cost system to keep patients hydrated

Donna Walker Emergency department nurse, Royal Glamorgan Hospital

A team of students have devised a way to easily identify patients at risk of dehydration or on fluid restriction

Dehydration was a factor in the deaths of 429 hospital patients in England and Wales, according to latest figures. Acute kidney injury, which can be caused by severe dehydration, is associated with around 100,000 deaths a year in the UK – the equivalent to ten people every hour.

Nursing Standard. 34, 8, 74-75. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.8.74.s23

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