When planning care for a 10-month-old infant with dehydration, which of the following interventions would be the most accurate for monitoring hydration status?


•Changes in weight is the most objective method to measure volume depletion. An acute loss or gain of weight reflects the loss or gain of fluid. 1 kg in acute weight loss reflects 1 liter of fluid loss.

•Checking electrolyte values, assessing skin turgor, and monitoring intake and output are necessary interventions. But, none of these interventions are as objective or as accurate at accounting for insensible fluid losses.

Visit our website for other NCLEX topics now!