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Nurse Eric -Bedside Skills - Implementing A Fluid Restriction

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Nurse Eric - Bedside Skills Implementing A Fluid Restriction 

Introduction"How can you allow me to become dehydrated like this? I feel like you are trying to kill me. I need water."

Have you ever been a patient and felt like this? Have you ever had a patient who's said something like this? Has a family member ever accused you of being a criminal for withholding water from their loved one? Do your patients often complain when they've run out of PO fluids by 1600?

Are you looking for a better way to manage a fluid restriction? Let's do this!

Often Nurses have a patient with a fluid restriction (FR). With the fast pace of nursing care, and hearing out many unhappy, thirsty patients, I've noticed an opportunity for improvement. Let's get into it.


SBAR Summary
Situation - Patients often feel frustrated when a doctor orders a fluid restriction, especially later in the day when they have already consumed all or most of their daily limitations. In a situation of poor…