need help writing a care plan dehydration

  1. 0
    I am in desperate need of a sample care plan on dehydration

    Get the hottest topics every week!

    Subscribe to our free Nursing Insights: Student Edition newsletter.

  2. 4 Comments...

  3. 0
    Well, I think what you are really wanting is a care plan for Deficient Fluid volume, or Impaired Oral mucous membrane, or Ineffective Health maintenance. Dehydration is actually a medical diagnosis, not a nursing diagnosis. Start with one of those three, write out your goal (with specific details) and your interventions (again specific details). Hope that helps!
  4. 0
    op also posted for help with this in the nursing student assistant forum where i responded with help. http://allnurses.com/forums/f205/
  5. 0
    I need help with an expected outcome for deficient fluid volume that my patient can reach. She is a quadriplegic, vomiting excessive amounts 1095 cc cant hold anything down, only had 90cc of fluid for the day and electrolytes are not normal!!!! She doesnt respond back to what I am saying to her and Im not sure if a teaching one would be ok!! Im stuck and its due sunday!!!! Anybody have any examples!! Please help
  6. 0
    Quote from kristenlacey
    I need help with an expected outcome for deficient fluid volume that my patient can reach. She is a quadriplegic, vomiting excessive amounts 1095 cc cant hold anything down, only had 90cc of fluid for the day and electrolytes are not normal!!!! She doesnt respond back to what I am saying to her and Im not sure if a teaching one would be ok!! Im stuck and its due sunday!!!! Anybody have any examples!! Please help
    Hi, kristenlacey, and welcome to allnurses!

    Care plans are primarily based upon the symptoms that the patient has. Nursing interventions are aimed at treatment of the patient's symptoms and expected outcomes are what you anticipate will happen as a result of those interventions. Therefore, any outcomes must be a direct result of your nursing interventions. To help you I would need to know what nursing interventions you have written for this patient for her symptoms of Deficient Fluid Volume.


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors
Top