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How do nurses manage hydration in a fast-paced environment?

“We probably don’t talk about staff hydration enough,” says Gillian, a lecturer in nursing and Emergency Department nurse of 20 years. “Shifts can be long and hard, it’s physical work and you are on your feet a lot, plus hospitals get really warm. Being dehydrated impacts concentration and the ability to make decisions. You feel

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Thirsty work – Tips for nurses to stay hydrated

Scottish male undergraduate nurse in uniform at healthcare centre

Hydration is more than just quenching thirst; it’s essential for overall health. Proper hydration ensures optimal physical and mental performance, which is particularly important for nurses who are constantly on their feet, making critical decisions, and often wearing PPE that can hinder fluid intake. Recognise the signs of dehydration Dehydration can sneak up on anyone,

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Debunking myths about hydration

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In the wake of #WaterTok, and the Stanley Quencher cups phenomenon in 2023, there’s been a surge in flavoured and ‘enhanced’ water products flooding the market. These products boast an ocean of claims, from better hydration to improved health, well-being, and even beauty. But amidst this hype, the crucial question remains: do these products actually

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Are you dehydrated? | Hydration quiz

What signs are there that will indicate your hydration status? Your body provides you with clues. Answer the below questions and then press submit to see how your answers compare to the advice from our experts. This quiz is for educational purposes only, none of your answers are recorded. The answers that are given should

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