Dehydration and Fluid Maintenance

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August 22, 2018
Dehydration is a serious concern for nursing home residents and can result in delirium, falls, constipation, urinary tract infections, and renal impairment. An article in the August issue of JAMDA identifies some of the challenges and issues...
July 13, 2017
Do you know that about 60 percent of your body weight is because of the water content? Your body requires water to maintain different functions like regulating temperature. Every cell, tissue and organ require water to function properly and keep you...
This session will review the scientific and clinical rationale for permitting the consumption of water in selected patients with dysphagia (so-called "free-water protocols"). The presenter will outline the process of implementing such a protocol in...
Set of three Clinical Practice Guidelines: Altered Nutritional Status , Dehydration and Fluid Maintenance , and Gastrointestinal Disorders . Hard Copy incl. free electronic copy Electronic Copy* Member $86 $69 Non-Member $118 $94 Click here to...
January 30, 2015
The challenge is admittedly biased to make one hate thickened liquids. Participants have to thicken everything they drink with corn starch until it resembles honey in consistency.
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...
Resolution and Position Statements
Policy I-00 Becomes Policy March 2000 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA should develop model clinical guidelines for the prevention, ongoing monitoring, and management of dehydration and fecal impaction; and be it further RESOLVED, that AMDA...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution A02 Becomes Policy March 2002 AMDA resolves to develop a position statement to educate and guide physicians and the public regarding the apparent lack of benefit and potential burden of implementing artificial nutrition and hydration in...