A learning zone article helped Diane Taylor ensure patients achieve adequate daily fluid intake
As a third-year nursing student, I have completed many practice placements and have first-hand experience of why hydration is vital for patients. I have cared for older people with dementia or similar cognitive impairments, many of whom do not understand the importance of drinking regularly to maintain hydration.
Nursing Standard. 26, 49,59-59. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.08.26.49.59.c9237