Welcome to all of you coming from the #WeNurses 'Prevention of Dehydration' Discussion on 21/4/16
#WeNurses have put together a great summary here.
Hypovolaemia/dehydration can lead to serious problems across all patient groups - community and hospital.
Dehydration can lead to acute kidney injury, high sodium levels, brain swelling, seizures, hypotension and can be fatal.
Below are some resources I have gathered for us to have a look at to help our discussions this evening.
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Nursing Times Article on Recognition & Prevention
Nursing Times - Why is Dehydration Still A Problem?
Prevention of Dehydration - Mayo Clinic
Dehydration Clinical Presentation - How do they look?
Help Elderly People Avoid Dehydration
Identify & Prevent in Elderly People in Long Term Care
NHS Choices - Preventing Dehydration
Introduction to IV fluids for medical students
IV Fluids Tutorial
World Kidney Day - ABCD AKI Checklist
Assessing Dehydration & Shock in Children
Paediatric Dehydration Assessment
If you have any clinical questions about IV fluid management - you can tweet to me @Gas_Craic
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