Fluid balance
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Fluid balance

Kerry Welch Lecturer in health and social care, University of Nottingham

The author describes the signs, symptoms, causes and results of problems with the amount of fluid in the body. Monitoring fluid balance is particularly important when caring for people with cognitive, communication and physical disorders. She explains how various conditions can affect a person’s ability to maintain optimum hydration independently.

Learning Disability Practice. 13, 6,33-38. doi: 10.7748/ldp2010.07.13.6.33.c7890