Clinical Process Guideline: MAINTAINING HYDRATION AND ELECTROLYTE BALANCE

This Guideline is an example of best practice information designed to help facilities provide the best possible care throughout the year. Surveyors will use this process guideline to review how the facility is managing concerns related to hydration and electrolyte balance in residents along with the information in the Federal OBRA regulations. The facility is encouraged to examine their process to prevent and manage hydration and electrolyte balance and to consider the application of this information.

Maintaining Hydration And Electrolyte Balance Memorandum (11/8/05)

Maintaining Hydration And Electrolyte Balance Clinical Process

Table 5: Characterizing the Severity of Fluid/Electrolyte Imbalance

Table 6: Conditions and Factors That May Increase Risk for Dehydration or Fluid/Electrolyte Imbalance

Table 8: Identifying the Nature of a Fluid/Electrolyte Imbalance and Table 11: Laboratory Tests That May Help to Characterize the Nature and Severity of Fluid/Electrolyte Imbalance

Documentation Checklist: Process Guideline for Maintaining Hydration and Electrolyte Balance