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Good hydration! - The urinary system - Part One

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Published on Jul 4, 2018

This is the first in a series of six short animated films about the importance of good hydration in keeping care home residents happy and healthy. The award-winning Good Hydration! structured drinks round initiative is helping reduce cases of urinary tract infection and ensuring that older people need fewer antibiotics and less time in hospital.

The key messages in this video are:
• Our bodies need fluids to work properly
• The kidneys are the body’s filtration system
• The kidneys monitor blood pressure and stop us feeling dizzy
• The other parts of the urinary system are ureters, bladder and urethra
• Women are more likely to develop a urinary tract infection

Download the handout relating to this film here:

https://www.patientsafetyoxford.org/w...

Watch all six films here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Once you’ve watched the films try our quiz here: https://www.patientsafetyoxford.org/c...

More information about the Good Hydration! quality improvement project can be found here: http://bit.ly/good-hydration

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network brings together NHS providers, commissioners, universities and life science companies to improve health and prosperity in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire.

Further information: http://www.oxfordahsn.org/

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