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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Volume Assessment

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CanadiEM - Copy-edited by Dr. Fareen Zaver and uploaded by Dr. Brent Thoma 
Conclusion
The assessment of a patient’s fluid status is complicated and there is no single rule that can be applied to every patient. The general approach outlined in this algorithm is a tool to help determine the fundamental question that needs to be answered in these patients: Will the patient benefit from increasing or decreasing their body water volume?
Volume assessment