Dehydration and Fluid Maintenance CPG
This CPG offers a structured approach to the recognition, assessment, treatment, and monitoring of dehydration and fluid and electrolyte imbalances and acknowledges the ethical implications of this condition for patients, their families, and the staff of post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities. It provides educational components such as how to differentiate between dehydration and fluid and electrolyte imbalance, how to document varieties of fluid and electrolyte imbalance, and how to manage hydration issues in those with end-stage and terminal illnesses. It also provides a step-by-step approach to address the condition with a corresponding treatment algorithm.
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