HELP: Hydration for Loss and/or Prevention

Samara Russell, Salve Regina University


Problem Statement There is a lack of a clinical definition of dehydration and no research based standard for identification, treatment, and intervention. Purpose Identify and improve the gap in education and training for APCs (Advanced Practice Clinicians) for identification of dehydration in the elderly. Method A quantitative analysis was conducted by surveying a group of APC’s to determine their self-identified level of clinical competence for assessment and treatment of dehydration and their perceived need for additional training in this area. Analysis Use of the blind survey removed potential bias and could be used to generalize responses from a larger population response. Significance A clinical pathway would allow for consistent identification and treatment.

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Russell, Samara, "HELP: Hydration for Loss and/or Prevention" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations. AAI27997361.