Download Full Text (148 KB)
Download Signs of Clinical Dehydration (126 KB)
Download Clinical Dehydration Scale (237 KB)
Download Critically Appraised Topic: Clinical Assessment Tools for Dehydration in Acute Gastroenteritis (736 KB)
Download Ondansetron (160 KB)
Download Critically Appraised Topic: Use of Antiemetics for Acute Gastroenteritis (615 KB)
Download Fluid of Choice (197 KB)
Download Critically Appraised Topic: Choice of Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) of Patients with Acute Gastroenteritis (279 KB)
Download Hypoglycemia (184 KB)
These guidelines do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare guidelines for each. Accordingly, these guidelines should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.
Children's Mercy Kansas City, "Assessment and Management of Dehydration" (2020). Care Process Models. 2.