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Nutrition and hydration

Edited by Beverley Tabernacle, Marie Honey and Annette Jinks

in Oxford Handbook of Nursing Older People

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199213283
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597956 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199213283.003.0023

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Nutrition and hydration

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Definition - Epidemiology in older people - Pathophysiology of malnutrition - Nutrition screening and assessment tools - Signs and symptoms of under nutrition - Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) - Providing nutrition support - Nasogastric tube feeding - Implications for practice - Potential complications - Nasogastric feeding in the community - Gastroscopy and jejunostomy feeding tubes - Ethical nutritional considerations - Care of a patient with a gastrostomy device - Ongoing assessment - Parenteral nutrition - Importance of oral hygiene - Managing hydration in older people - Clinical chemistry - Voluntary services and supporting nutrition for older people

Chapter.  8068 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Geriatric Medicine

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