Nursing Care Plan – Hypervolemia

Hypervolemia or excessive fluid volume in the blood. This fluid excess usually results from compromised regulatory mechanisms for sodium and water as seen in congestive heart failure (CHF), kidney failure, and liver failure. It can also be caused by too much intake of sodium from foods, intravenous (IV) solutions, medications, or diagnostic contrast dyes. The excess fluid, mainly salt and water, builds up in different body locations and can lead to swelling in the legs and arms (peripheral edema), and/or fluid in the abdomen (ascites).

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Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

Currently a Nursing Local Board Examination Reviewer. Subjects handled are Pediatric, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nursing. Previous work experiences include: Clinical instructor/lecturer, clinical coordinator (Level II), caregiver instructor/lecturer, NC2 examination reviewer and staff/clinic nurse. Areas of specialization: Emergency room, Orthopedic Ward and Delivery Room. Also an IELTS passer.

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