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Prevention of Dehydration in Geriatric Patients in Long-Term Care: Guidelines

Last updated: June 28, 2017
Project Number: RB1114-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the prevention and identification of dehydration in geriatric patients in long-term care?

Key Message

Five systematic reviews (two with meta-analyses) and three evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding hydration management procedures or dehydration assessment for geriatric patients in the long-term care setting.