Send the child for IV treatment Note: If there is a high fever, show the mother how to cool the child with a wet cloth and fanning.
Goals and Outcomes The following are the common goals and expected outcomes for Deficient Fluid Volume: Patient demonstrates lifestyle changes to avoid progression of dehydration.
We weren't able to detect the audio language on your flashcards. Please select the correct language below. New federal exercise recommendations include the first-ever federal activity parameters for 3-year-olds, as well as a few surprising omissions. Dehydration Teaching Patient was instructed to drink adequate amounts of fluids to prevent dehydration. Sports drinks and fruit juices are helpful too, but they don't provide the ideal balance of water, sugar, and salt.
Patient verbalizes awareness of causative factors and behaviors essential to correct fluid deficit. Patient explains measures that can be taken to treat or prevent fluid volume loss. Patient describes symptoms that indicate the need to consult with health care provider. Nursing Assessment Assessment is necessary in order to identify potential problems that may have lead to Deficient Fluid Volume as well as name any episode that may occur during nursing care.
Decrease in circulating blood volume can cause hypotension and tachycardia. Alteration in HR is a compensatory mechanism to maintain cardiac output. Usually, the pulse is weak and may be irregular if electrolyte imbalance also occurs.
Hypotension is evident in hypovolemia. Assess skin turgor and oral mucous membranes for signs of dehydration.
Signs of dehydration are also detected through the skin. Skin of elderly patients losses elasticity, hence skin turgor should be assessed over the sternum or on the inner thighs. Longitudinal furrows may be noted along the tongue.
Monitor BP for orthostatic changes changes seen when changing from supine to standing position. Monitor HR for orthostatic changes. A common manifestation of fluid loss is postural hypotension. The incidence increases with age. Note the following orthostatic hypotension significance: Greater than 10 mm Hg drop: Greater than 20 to 30 mm Hg drop: Impaired consciousness can predispose patient to aspiration regardless of the cause.
Assess color and amount of urine. Concentrated urine denotes fluid deficit. Monitor and document temperature.
Febrile states decrease body fluids by perspiration and increased respiration. This is known as insensible water loss. Monitor fluid status in relation to dietary intake. Most fluid comes into the body through drinking, water in food, and water formed by oxidation of foods.
Verifying if the patient is on a fluid restraint is necessary. Note presence of nausea, vomiting and fever. These factors influence intake, fluid needs, and route of replacement. Auscultate and document heart sounds; note rate, rhythm or other abnormal findings.
Monitor serum electrolytes and urine osmolality, and report abnormal values.Dehydration is the loss of water and salts from the body.
The human body needs water to maintain enough blood and other fluids to function properly. Along with the fluids, the body also needs electrolytes, which are salts normally found in blood, other fluids, and cells.
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Dehydrated patients may be weak and unable to meet prescribed intake independently. Enough knowledge aids the patient to take part in his or her plan of care. Watery diarrhoea results from disordered water and electrolyte transport in the small intestine. Intestinal transport mechanisms are also the basis for the management of diarrhoea, through oral fluid therapy and feeding.
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