Fundamentals - Intake and Output Measurement
Unit 2 week 3
What does intake include?
All liquids taken by mouth, IV fluids, feedings through G tubes, liquid meds
What does output include?
Urine, diarrhea, vomit, gastric secretion, and drainage
What is a urometer?
Hard plastic container attached in front of catheter bag
What is the number one sign of fluid volume defecit?
Rapid weight loss
What is tenting?
Pinch and pull up skin, should go straight down, if not then dehydrated
What is pitting edema?
Pushing in on skin and indention stays