A state of negative fluid balance; strictly defined as free water deficiency
The two types of dehydration:
Salt and water loss (combination of dehydration and hypovolemia)
Intake (including description a...
Oral rehydration is the first-line treatment in dehydrated children. If this is unsuccessful, use IV rehydration. If IV unobtainable, nasogastric (NG) or intraosseous (IO...
If mild to moderate dehydration, the patient may be mobile without restrictions, although watch for orthostasis/falls.
If moderate to severe ...
E87.1 Hypo-osmolality and hyponatremia
34095006 dehydration (disorder)
89627008 Hyponatremia (disorder)
85648000 Hypoosmolarity (finding)
Dehydration is the result of a negative fluid balance and is a common cause of hospitalization in both children and the elderly.
Begin by assessing the level of dehydration, determining...
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