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.

  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.


Credits: None available.