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Dehydration Prevention


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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify (3) risk factors for dehydration in the
    older adult.
  2. Select (3) potential consequences of dehydration in the older adult.
  3. Identify (4) interventions to help prevent
    dehydration for the older adult.

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge about dehydration prevention by passing a quiz with a score of 85% or
greater accuracy.


Lois Platt, MSN, RN

Ms. Platt is retired from a Staff Development Coordinator position in a Long-Term Care facility in Arizona. She worked as a Term Assistant Professor of Nursing for the University of Alaska Anchorage AAS Nursing Program for many years as well as coordinating and teaching the Certified Nursing Assistant Program in Valdez, Alaska.  Prior to entering nursing education, Ms. Platt worked in both staff nurse and Clinical Resource Manager positions in a small Critical Access Hospital in rural Alaska. 
Prior to that, she worked in both staff and charge nurse positions in an Intensive Care Unit in Connecticut.  Ms. Platt obtained a Diploma in nursing from Joseph Lawrence School of Nursing in
New London, Connecticut; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut; and a Master of Science in Nursing
Education from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska.

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Dehydration Prevention

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