QOD 29: Dehydration in an Athlete (Labs/Health Promotion and Maintenance)

QOD 29: Dehydration in an Athlete (Labs/Health Promotion and Maintenance)

Answer:

B.  Drink fluids starting several hours before exercise begins

Rationale: 

A person who exercises a great amount, such as with a student athlete, may be at risk of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance from water loss through sweat and respiration. The nurse should counsel the patient to drink electrolyte replacement . . .