Silly question about what is considered a liquid - page 3

by queenjean

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Okay, I had a CHFer on a pretty severe fluid restriction (severe for our floor, we are a medical floor in a smaller hospital). Anyhow, this gentleman was hungry, it was the middle of the night, and we don't have a lot in the... Read More


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    Quote from queenjean
    Thanks for the input.

    I would like to note that my question is not whether I should have given my pt something to eat or not. The question is whether pudding is considered a liquid or a solid, particularly when a dietary restriction (such as a strict fluid restriction, full liquid diet, etc) is in place. And apparently the answer is there is no true consensus.
    I want to note that the information I provided was for you question pertaining to fluid restrictions, not diet restrictions. I would certainly treat pudding as a "full liquid" if they had diet restrictions, but fluid restrictions are another matter entirely.
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    At my institution, per policy, pudding is not considered a fluid for fluid restriction purposes, for other dietary purposes (liquid diet) it is a "fluid".
    ~jen
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    Great silly question!! Helped me!
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    Yeah, i think this is one of those cases where it is up to individual nursing judgement....that's why they give us those degrees!
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    Quote from methylene
    I want to note that the information I provided was for you question pertaining to fluid restrictions, not diet restrictions. I would certainly treat pudding as a "full liquid" if they had diet restrictions, but fluid restrictions are another matter entirely.
    True, that. Your posts definitely exemplified this was not as simple of a question as I originally thought.


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