Semi solid foods and their equivalent fluid content

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    Hey there AN friends and family !

    I'm at work and we have a HH patient with one kidney who is on a 24 oz. fluid restriction. I desparately need some kind of information/teaching material to send out with the nurse to her home which has a listing of various foods, semi-solids, etc. with the respective fluid content equivalent. Popsicles, jell-o, for example, etc.

    If anyone has any such listing or a link to one, I'd certainly appreciate it.. I do need this rather quickly.

    Thanx so very much in advance !!!

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    Have you contacted your RD (dietician)? They usually have these resources.
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    I'm hunting as I type, but a good rule of thumb is that if it is liquid @ room temperature: popsicles, jello, ice cream, etc, it counts as a liquid.

    I would also clarify if the 24 oz is in addition to her actual food or includes it. If it includes her foods, she's not going to be able to drink much at all.
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    the two that you mention are usually considered totally liquid.....and, yes chech with the RD
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    I used to work in dialysis, so I'm only too familiar with WHAT is considered a "liquid", but I need a listing for this lady so she would understand how MUCH fluid is contained in a popsicle, etc....

    One of our staff just pm'd me such a list, and as I'm in HH, I don't have instant access to our RD... I needed something to send with our nurse today.

    I also have our nutrtionist from the dialysis facility calling me today.. she just happens to be making her rounds there today.

    If she has an extended list, I can run over there and get it.. it's just right next door to our HH agency !

    Thanx, peeps ! Appreciate your input !
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    Can you post the list on here? Pretty please?
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    Here ya go:

    From the AHA:
    http://www.healthgrades.com/kbase/as/aa87200/how.htm

    When diet technicians tally fluid needs for the day, the following are considered fluids:
    cup (C) ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet=100 mL
    C sherbet=120 mL
    C gelatin without fruit=110 mL
    C gelatin with fruit=80 mL
    1 freezer pop=120 mL
    1 ice cube=10 mL
    6 fluid oz (fl oz) liquid=180 mL
    8 fl oz liquid=240 mL
    12 fl oz liquid=360 mL

    URL: http://www.rd411.com/article.php?ID=351
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    Quote from traumaRUs
    Here ya go:

    From the AHA:
    http://www.healthgrades.com/kbase/as/aa87200/how.htm

    When diet technicians tally fluid needs for the day, the following are considered fluids:
    cup (C) ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet=100 mL
    C sherbet=120 mL
    C gelatin without fruit=110 mL
    C gelatin with fruit=80 mL
    1 freezer pop=120 mL
    1 ice cube=10 mL
    6 fluid oz (fl oz) liquid=180 mL
    8 fl oz liquid=240 mL
    12 fl oz liquid=360 mL

    URL: http://www.rd411.com/article.php?ID=351
    Thanx again, Trauma !

    I had already logged off yesterday at work after you sent it and before the above request to post it..glad you did.

    This list is very handy to have around.

    I made several copies along with the info on how to keep TRACK of your fluids, and stuck them in our patient teaching materials. Also handed a copy to the nurse as she was going out the door to ses our patient who so critically needed this info !

    Thanx again !!!


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