Answer : The nurse would expect to see no tears when the infant is crying, irritable behavior with a high pitched cry, increased respiratory rate, sunken fontanel, and dry skin. Pediatric Fluid and Electrolyte Alterations. Search this site. Daily Fluid Requirements.
Yasmin is a month-old female who was brought to the Emergency Department by her aunt. She adds that the child is fussy, and has not been sleeping, eating, or drinking well. Yasmin is spitting out the acetaminophen that her aunt has been trying to give her. Integumentary: Skin warm and dry to touch. Sticky mucous membranes. Dark circles under eyes.
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