The nurse knows which of the following clinical manifestations indicate severe dehydration?


• Obtunded level of consciousness, faint pulse, extreme thirst and cool limbs indicate severe dehydration

• Decreased urine output and capillary refill time of 2 seconds are both indicative of mild dehydration

• Dry mucous membranes and slow skin turgor indicate moderate dehydration

• Bradycardia and back pain are not indicators of severe dehydration

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