QOD 51: Lab Values in a Patient with Dehydration (Labs/Basic Care and Comfort)

QOD 51: Lab Values in a Patient with Dehydration (Labs/Basic Care and Comfort)

Question: 

A nurse is caring for a client who is at high risk of dehydration. Which parameter would the nurse use for assessment if this patient were to become dehydrated?

Answer: 

A. Orthostatic hypotension

Rationale: 

A patient who is dehydrated may exhibit several clinical signs that indicate that the nurse . . .