Provides an overview for caregivers of fluid and electrolyte fundamentals, including a description of the most vital electrolytes and their role in keeping the body in balance. Reviews the importance of water balance within the body and how measuring intake and output relates to water balance. Covers the signs of dehydration and fluid and electrolyte challenges in certain client populations.
Define dehydration and list signs and symptoms associated with it.
Describe the function of the electrolytes in the body.
Develop a plan to respond to a fluid imbalance in your client.
Demonstrate accurate I&O reporting and state who it is important to do so.
Describe special populations of people that may need more careful monitoring of fluid balance and state why this is so.
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.