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Prevention of Dehydration in Hospital Patients

Sheils, R and Morrell-Scott, NE (2018) Prevention of Dehydration in Hospital Patients. British Journal of Nursing, 27 (10). ISSN 0966-0461

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Dehydration is widely linked to increased risk of mortality in patients who are acutely unwell, and also increases the risk of further illness. Despite being recognised nationwide as a cause for concern, 45% of hospital patients will become dehydrated upon admission; suggesting more needs to be done to prevent dehydration. The use of bedside water devices allow patients to drink freely without assistance. Access to bedside water devices can reduce a patients length of stay in hospital and minimise the risk of a UTI developing, however further research is needed to fully assess the impact of such devices.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Nursing, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2018.27.10.565
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1110 Nursing
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: School of Nursing & Allied Health
Publisher: Mark Allen Healthcare
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2018 10:47
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2018 10:47
DOI or Identification number: 10.12968/bjon.2018.27.10.565
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8869

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