Dehydration and Fluid Maintenance (AMDA Clinical Guideline)
This guideline offers a structured approach to the recognition, assessment, treatment, and monitoring of dehydration and fluid and electrolyte imbalances and acknowledges the ethical implications of this condition for patients, their families, and the staff of long term care facilities. This guideline provides helpful and educational components such as how to differentiate between dehydration and fluid and electrolyte imbalance, how to document related to varieties of fluid and electrolyte imbalance and how to manage hydration issues in those with end-stage and terminal illnesses. It also provides a step-by-step approach to address the condition with a corresponding treatment algorithm.
Dementia in the Long Term Care Setting, (AMDA Clinical Guidelines)