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?


• Change in daily weight is considered 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.

Incorrect options:

• Checking electrolyte values, assessing skin turgor, and monitoring intake and output are necessary interventions, but these interventions are not as objective or accurate at accounting for fluid losses as daily weights.

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