Estimated Dry Weight (EDW): Aiming for Accuracy

Estimated Dry Weight (EDW): Aiming for Accuracy


Identification: nnj_so02A1
Issue: September-October 2002
Volume: Vol. 29, No. 5

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Goal: The nephrology nurse will be able to estimate dry weight with accuracy.

Objectives:

  1. Describe basic principles of total body water and body fluid compartments.
  2. Discuss factors affecting intravascular refill.
  3. Explain the steps in assessment of estimated dry weight.


Acknowledgement: The author wishes to thank Dr. Larry E. Lancaster for his editorial assistance.

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