Improving Fluid Balance Charts (and Hypervolaemia v Hypovolaemia)

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It’s essential that fluid balance charts are accurately completed in order to determine a patient’s fluid input and output and identify any potential fluid loss or gain that could be detrimental, requiring escalation of care.

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Fluid balance, also known as fluid homeostasis, describes the balancing of the body’s fluid input and output levels to prevent the fluid concentration from changing. In order to maintain the necessary balance of nutrients, oxygen and water, the adult body generally requires an intake of two to three litres per day, with approximately the same output.


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Vase Koteski
10 Aug 2022
Very informative- quick and precise information
Bernadette Hearn
21 May 2020
A great refresher of the importance of completing the charts ensuring accuracy.
Allan Roe
10 Dec 2021
Interesting topic, not always seem as important by some and frustrating when a nurse has put in a fluid balance when one is not required, interesting statistics
Rashmikaben Chaudhary
22 May 2023
Registered Nurse
The lecture was informative on fluid balance.
Diane Noble
25 May 2020
Very good. Imformative.
09 Oct 2020
Very short article
17 May 2023
Sara Galofaro
08 Oct 2020
I enjoyed it, and the information is easy to read and extremely relevant to all nurses!
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Ruth Medrano
10 Dec 2021
It is timely and relevant to this heat of the summer weather . Eye opener , not all care ensure hydration , really a need for patient to apply hydration care as daily routine in summer time .
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Mavi Giacomello
07 Aug 2021
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