Administer IV fluids as prescribed by the physician.
Provide straws and offer fluids between meals.
Develop plan for added fluid intake over 24 hours
Teach family members to assist client with fluid intake
Flattened neck veins when client is in supine position
Full and bounding pedal and post-tibial pulses
Pitting edema located in feet, ankles, and calves
Shallow respirations with crackles on auscultation
Remind client to avoid commercial mouthwashes.
Encourage mouth rinsing with warm saline.
Assess lips, tongue, and mucous membranes
Provide mouth care every 2 hours while client is awake
Seek dietary consult to increase fluids on meal trays.
Weight client every morning.
Maintain accurate intake and output.
Restrict fluid to 1500 mL per day
Administer furosemide (Lasix) 40 mg IV push