Dehydration in older people: assessment and management
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Dehydration in older people: assessment and management

Hannah Bryant Senior staff nurse, Worcester Royal Hospital

HANNAH BRYANT relates the importance of assessing and managing dehydration in older people

The national service framework for older people, which aims to raise standards of care, identifies the need for early assessment and management of patients’ fluid balance (Department of Health 2001). This has direct implications for emergency nurses, who are often the first point of contact for older people admitted to hospital.

Emergency Nurse. 15, 4, 22-26. doi: 10.7748/en2007.07.15.4.22.c4247

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