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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150694
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effect of Thermo Mugs in Preventing Dehydration in the Elderly
Abstract:
Effect of Thermo Mugs in Preventing Dehydration in the Elderly
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Parchment, Yvonne Diana, EdD, ARNP, CS
P.I. Institution Name:Florida International University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Patricia R. Messmer, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN
[Research Presentation] Background: Dehydration is the most common fluid and electrolyte disturbance in the elderly population and has been identified as one of the most common reasons elderly patients seek emergency care (Mader, 2006; Ferry, 2005). Dehydration is linked to shortened life span, increased incidence of skin breakdown, delayed wound healing and pneumonia (Amella, 2006). Problem: Nurses are in a critical position to recognize early fluid volume deficit so that it does not proceed to dehydration and life threatening hypernatremia (Chassagne, Druesne, Capet; Menard, & Bercoff 2006).á Elderly patients may have fluid volume deficits which can lead to renal failure, changes in LOC, and cardiopulmonary decompensation (Gross, 1991). Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of using a Thermo Mug to rehydrate elderly patients.áThe research question: Is there a significant difference in hydration status of elderly patients who use Thermo Mugs to measure fluid intake? Methodology: A descriptive exploratory design was used.áSample: Thirty nursing home residents participated and gave informed consents. Although a diagnosis ofá dehydration was not always identified, nursing/medical notes indicated dehydration was an underlying problem.áInclusion criteria: 65+ and able to speak English.á Exclusion criteria: Individuals terminal and refusing sustenance. Procedure: Demographic data was collected (ages ranged from 65-101). Data Analysis: Staff reported that patientsÆ intake increased and urine concentration decreased since it was easier for the frail elderly to drink H2O from the mug and not have to pour from a pitcher to a glass.á Conclusion: An innovative nursing intervention, a Thermo Mug prevented dehydrated in frail elderly patients. This study adds to the literature by demonstrating how a unique nursing intervention can sustain care for high-risk frail elderly patients.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffect of Thermo Mugs in Preventing Dehydration in the Elderlyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150694-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effect of Thermo Mugs in Preventing Dehydration in the Elderly</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Parchment, Yvonne Diana, EdD, ARNP, CS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Florida International University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">parchmen@fiu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Patricia R. Messmer, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Background: Dehydration is the most common fluid and electrolyte disturbance in the elderly population and has been identified as one of the most common reasons elderly patients seek emergency care (Mader, 2006; Ferry, 2005). Dehydration is linked to shortened life span, increased incidence of skin breakdown, delayed wound healing and pneumonia (Amella, 2006). Problem: Nurses are in a critical position to recognize early fluid volume deficit so that it does not proceed to dehydration and life threatening hypernatremia (Chassagne, Druesne, Capet; Menard, &amp; Bercoff 2006).&aacute; Elderly patients may have fluid volume deficits which can lead to renal failure, changes in LOC, and cardiopulmonary decompensation (Gross, 1991). Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of using a Thermo Mug to rehydrate elderly patients.&aacute;The research question: Is there a significant difference in hydration status of elderly patients who use Thermo Mugs to measure fluid intake? Methodology: A descriptive exploratory design was used.&aacute;Sample: Thirty nursing home residents participated and gave informed consents. Although a diagnosis of&aacute; dehydration was not always identified, nursing/medical notes indicated dehydration was an underlying problem.&aacute;Inclusion criteria: 65+ and able to speak English.&aacute; Exclusion criteria: Individuals terminal and refusing sustenance. Procedure: Demographic data was collected (ages ranged from 65-101). Data Analysis: Staff reported that patients&AElig; intake increased and urine concentration decreased since it was easier for the frail elderly to drink H2O from the mug and not have to pour from a pitcher to a glass.&aacute; Conclusion: An innovative nursing intervention, a Thermo Mug prevented dehydrated in frail elderly patients. This study adds to the literature by demonstrating how a unique nursing intervention can sustain care for high-risk frail elderly patients.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:40:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:40:18Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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