Nursing Care Plan – Hypovolemia (Fluid Volume Deficit)


Fluid volume deficit, also called hypovolemia, is excessive loss of water and electrolytes in equal proportion; vascular, cellular or intracellular dehydration.

Clinical Manifestation:

  1. Tented skin turgor and dry mucous membranes
  2. Postural hypotension
  3. Increased heart rate
  4. Extreme thirst
  5. Dizziness, weakness, and change in mental status
  6. Renal shutdown and coma with severe fluid volume deficit
  7. Acute weight loss

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Byron Webb Romero, RN, MSN

Finished BSN at Lyceum of the Philippines University, and Master of Science in Nursing Major in Adult Health Nursing at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Currently working at Manila Doctors College of Nursing as a Team Leader for Level I and II, Lecturer for Professional Nursing Subjects, and also a Clinical Instructor.

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