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    Dehydration In Elderly

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    Dehydration in older individuals is very common and unfortunately can lead to numerous health problems including death (Schols, De Groot, Van Der Cammen, & Olde Rikkert, 2009). In a recent study it was found that more than 30 percent of elderly patients at a long term care facility were dehydrated (Schols, De Groot, Van Der Cammen, & Olde Rikkert, 2009)..Dehydration can also lead to urinary tract infections, impaired cognition, confusion, and difficulty with bowel movements (Schols, De Groot, Van Der Cammen, & Olde Rikkert, 2009). Numerous elderly people are sent to the hospital each year because they become dehydrated and dehydration has been associated with increased death rates for elderly individuals who are in nursing homes (Schols,…

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    Nursing Dehydration

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    1.0 Introduction Dehydration is a potentially dangerous state of a reduction of the amount of water in the body, which is associated with increased mortality, morbidity and disability (Hooper et al., 2014; WHO, 2011). While severe dehydration (10% loss of body weight) is life threatening, even a fluid loss equivalent to 1-2% of body weight can have an adverse effect on physical and mental performance, particularly in older people in hospitals (Jéquier and Constant, 2010). However, there are no…

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    • It is dehydrated. Your dog can suffer from dehydration too. There are many causes of dehydration such as hot weather temperature, excessive exercise or active play, illness or infection. Once your dog feels dehydrated, it will drink more water to try and compensate for what was loss. You can observe other signs of dehydration too like dry gums and tongue, lethargy, and thick rope-like saliva. If your dog is not yet vomiting, you can treat it in your own homes because the case is still mild.…

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    A much healthier alternative is to lose weight slowly by eating less fat food and eating less but more frequently so they don’t overeat which will also make them perform better and not lose their strength or be dehydrated during a match. There should be no more deaths because of dehydration and bad weight cutting habits in wrestling and other sports like it. All wrestling programs should prevent their athletes from doing these practices and be required to inform them of the better alternatives.…

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    Something that no one thinks to be an issue when an athlete collapses is over hydration, know as hypernatremia or more commonly by a less technical term water intoxication. This article talks about the general knowledge of coaches and parents and how they encourage athletes to drink fluids throughout the physical activity. Parents and coaches tell the athletes to hydrate before, during, and after the activity in order to prevent dehydration and cramping. But new studies show and increase in…

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    Water and sports drinks are both good choices to remain hydrated during excercise. Proper hydration is one of the biggest concerns, considering the human body loses plenty of water that needs to be replaced. The body uses water to regulate body temperature, transport oxygen and nutrients and dispose of wastes. Lack of nutrients and water causes the body to become dehydrated. Dehydration leads to dizziness, cramps and fatigue and at an even more serious level such as heat stroke and heat…

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    Manual defines adequate fluid balance as; “A pattern equilibrium between fluid volume and chemical composition of body fluids that is sufficient for meeting physical needs and can be strengthened” (Ralph & Taylor, 2014). A problem area for him regarding his fluid balance is his fluid and electrolyte status as during his long work shifts, as he is often unable to get enough fluids. He states that, “During his shifts he often feels thirsty with a dry mouth, has lethargy, dark colored urine,…

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    talk to you about the many benefits of frequently hydrating yourself. And finally, I will present to you the quick and easy methods of making sure that you’re getting enough water every day and to making water more accessible to you. Transition (Look Up): So without further or do, let’s quench your thirst with knowledge. (NEXT SLIDE 4) II. Body A. Dangers and Risks 1. Over the last decade, there have been numerous case studies and new developed research regarding to the dangers, risks and…

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    Electrolyte Disorders, Pediatric Electrolytes are minerals found in the body’s blood and tissues in the form of dissolved salts. Electrolyte disorders occur when there is an imbalance between the amount of water and essential minerals in the blood, urine, and other bodily fluids. When this happens, it can affect the normal function of the brain, heart, liver, and other organs. Your child gets electrolytes from foods and drinks. Electrolytes function to: • Keep the amount of fluids in the body…

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    Nursing Diagnosis The highest nursing diagnosis is increased risk of dehydration related to electrolyte imbalance as evidence by low sodium levels. By discussing potential health risk, interventions to prevent future occurrence of fluid loss, and modifying dosages of medication that aid in diuresis can contribute to therapeutics affects. Treatment would include a low dosage of diuretic to allow loss of less sodium. To assure effectiveness, skin turgor, skin color, mucous membranes, and…

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