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Nursing intervention would first start with hydrating a person with oral treatments before medication. Some severe cases of dehydration require nursing intervention with medications intravenous. One medication used in treatment is Osmolality.What is the nursing diagnosis for dehydration?
Diagnosis. To help confirm the diagnosis and pinpoint the degree of dehydration, you may have other tests, such as: Blood tests. Blood samples may be used to check for a number of factors, such as the levels of your electrolytes — especially sodium and potassium — and how well your kidneys are working. Urinalysis.Is dehydration a nursing diagnosis?
So, severe dehydration should not be nursing diagnosis since technically you may call volume depletion by mistake a dehydration. But would be appropriate to say dizziness, weakness, low blood pressure as these are not disputable and not amenable to error.How does dehydration affect a patient?
Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid through sweating, illness, fever or urination than you consume in food and water. Those most at risk are the elderly, people with chronic illnesses, children and athletes. Dehydration negatively affects organs and bodily functions, including the heart and cardiovascular system.