Renal Question #43
The nurse is caring for a client with cystitis who does not drink fluids while at work. How should the nurse address fluid intake as part of health promotion activities?
- “Don’t worry about drinking at work since morning and evening should be enough”.
- “Drink at least 3,000 mL of fluids daily and perhaps take a refillable water bottle to work.”
- “Drink a lot more fluids as you are not getting enough.”
- “Can you at least triple the amount of fluids you are drinking?”
It is important to quantify the amount of fluid required each day for someone who has cystitis and/or has had several occurrences of the condition. Additional teaching plan may include taking water bottles to work, understanding size of glasses, to-go drinks, and making sure fluids can be taken during work break times. Selection A does not offer good instruction while selection C and D have words like “a lot more” and “triple the amount” when the amounts are not specifically taught.