Good overview of refeeding syndrome presented at the departmental meeting in Truro. It was based on a recent review in the BMJ (1) but presented with a bit of a memorised case from the wards and a lot of slides. Could have done with less time on phosphates, a few more pictures, some historical perspective and some more time on those clinical circumstances where it can be easily missed - high-dependency unit patients, post-op patients, eating disorders etc.
Whilst in the meeting managed to search BMJ Case Reports for 'refeeding syndrome' and found several cases. Would be good for future meetings to perhaps highlight such a wealth of cases and the associated media that would come with them.
Then had a whistle-stop tour of dementia which apparently counted, in part, for 'dementia training' for all the staff. Marvellous.
1. Mehanna HM, Moledina J, Travis J. Refeeding syndrome: what it is, and how to prevent and treat it. BMJ. 2008;336(7659):1495 -1498