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Nutrition

Nutritional support for children and young people: nasogastric tubes

NGTs are usually inserted as a short- or medium-term method of feeding for CYP, as patients who require longer term support would often have a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) inserted (NHS...

Developing and piloting a simulated placement experience for students

The option of increasing clinical placement hours is unsustainable in a climate of controlled budgets, limited placement availability and rising learner numbers given the education provider's finite...

Safety in nutrition nursing—a need to protect patients and professionals

The HSIB report undertook a detailed investigation focusing on NG tubes that are used to enterally feed patients and the two methods used for confirmation of NG tube tip position: pH testing and...

Diagnosis and management of coeliac disease in children

The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) updated their diagnostic guidance for CD in 2012, recommending a no-biopsy pathway (NBP) for symptomatic...

Obesity: the biggest public health challenge facing nursing this century

Research during the COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the serious impact that obesity has on a person's physical and psychological health (PHE, 2020b; 2020c; Brown et al, 2021). It also plays a...

An obesity strategy to reduce COVID-19 morbidity and mortality

Rates of obesity in the western world have been steadily increasing since the 1980s. In the UK, as elsewhere, this rise is projected to continue (Agha and Agha, 2017). Obesity is now one of the...

Nutrition and oncology: best practice and the development of a traffic light system

Multidisciplinary working is vital to proactively manage the nutritional care of oncology patients, whether this is via oral nutritional support or prophylactic/reactive enteral feeding..

Nurse-led service for children with gastrostomies: a 2-year review

The nurse specialist maintained a database of all the PEGs and primary PEG-Js inserted in paediatric patients (<18 years of age) between 4 January 2015 and 17 August 2015. All procedures were...

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