FLUID INTAKE AND HYDRATION: CRITICAL INDICATORS OF NURSING HOME QUALITY

Hydration issues are important considerations for the elderly and infirm. What was previously taken for granted often becomes the focus of daily attention. Nursing homes must take a proactive stance in designing systems and training staff to deal with hydration. The minimum daily fluid requirements, and the steps necessary to investigate suspected dehydration, should be well known and understood by all members of the staff.

TOPICS
The Elderly
YEAR
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AUTHORS
Sullivan RJ Jr
Sullivan RJ Jr
REF
N C Med J. 66(4):296-9.
N C Med J. 66(4):296-9.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16206535