Fluid and electrolyte status

Fluid and electrolyte status 150 150 Tony Guo

Fluid and electrolyte status

    • Vomiting, diarrhea, or preoperative bowel preps can cause imbalances
    • Identify drugs that alter F and E status such as diuretics
    • Evaluate serum electrolyte levels
    • NPO status
      • Surgery delay may also lead to dehydration
      • Patients with or at risk for dehydration  may require additional fluids and electrolytes before surgery

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