Improving Fluid Balance Charts (and Hypervolaemia v Hypovolaemia)

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Dehydration is a prevalent issue in hospitals and care settings, with many patients relying on staff to manage their fluid intake. However, fluid balance charts used to determine patients' fluid input and output are notorious for being left incomplete and inaccurate.

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Fluid balance charts are an important piece of documentation with a poor reputation. Despite offering valuable information that may help prevent a patient from becoming seriously ill, healthcare staff are notorious for leaving them incomplete and inaccurate.

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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
Diane Noble
25 May 2020
Very good. Imformative.
09 Oct 2020
Very short article
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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Glenis Patience
10 Dec 2021
Information was relevant to my area of employment and it helps reinforce the knowledge I have and helped gain more knowledge
Gaynor George
11 Jan 2022
Some useful knowledge moving forward with educating staff on my ward.
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