How to manage the care of the dehydrated child

Leah Rosengarten*

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Abstract

Caring for a child with dehydration is a common occurrence in acute paediatric settings and as such the ability to recognise and treat this condition is a vital skill for nurses who care for children. Failure to appropriately recognise dehydration when it occurs can lead to fast deterioration of the child's clinical condition and can be fatal. Children are more likely to become dehydrated than adults and often deteriorate quicker than adults when unwell, so the nurse caring for this patient group is required to respond with speed and skill to provide the appropriate care at the right time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1366-1368
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Volume28
Issue number21
Early online date28 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2019

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