Chapter 7. Rehydration of the Patient

  1. Margaret C. Moore MA, VN, Cert Ed, FETC. MIScT and
  2. Norman G. Palmer

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690444.ch7

Calculations for Veterinary Nurses

Calculations for Veterinary Nurses

How to Cite

Moore, M. C. and Palmer, N. G. (2001) Rehydration of the Patient, in Calculations for Veterinary Nurses, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470690444.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632054985

Online ISBN: 9780470690444

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Keywords:

  • rehydration;
  • patient;
  • infusion;
  • fluid deficit;
  • clinical history

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Replacement of normal daily fluid loss

  • Assessment of % dehydration based on clinical history

  • Assessment of % dehydration based on weight

  • Assessment of % dehydration based on laboratory diagnosis

  • Assessment of % dehydration based on clinical symptoms

  • Calculation of total fluid requirements