Nursing Discussion Essay on Module 02 – Fluid Balance

Module 02 Discussion: Dehydration

Dehydration

Initial Post

Mr. Jones is an 80-year-old client admitted to the hospital for vomiting, diarrhea, and fever. The client’s blood pressure is low and he appears confused. The care team suspects dehydration. Referring to this scenario, address the following in your initial post:

  • Identify factors in the scenario that are likely contributing to the client’s dehydration.
  • Describe additional causes or risk factors for dehydration.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of dehydration that the client is displaying in the scenario.
  • Describe additional signs and symptoms of dehydration and how you would monitor for them.

Your initial post must contain at least two professional references, published within the past 5 years.

Responses to Peers

This discussion requires two replies to classmates. In your replies, critique your classmates’ posts by suggesting areas for improvement. Explain nursing interventions for dehydration.

At least one of your replies must contain a professional reference, published within the past 5 years.

Please check the Course Calendar for due dates.

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