Urgent Care Center and Symptomatic Care Clinic Nursing Discharge Instructions: Dehydration

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This information explains nursing discharge instructions for dehydration from the Urgent Care Center (UCC) or the Symptomatic Care Clinic (SCC)


Dehydration (not having enough liquids in your body) may lower your blood pressure. Drink at least 6 to 8 (8-ounce) glasses of water or other liquids each day to stay hydrated. If you are nauseous (feel like throwing up), drink small amounts of liquid often. Increase the amount you drink as tolerated.

Change positions slowly to avoid dizziness when you stand.

Call your MSK healthcare team or go to the nearest emergency room if you have new or worsening dizziness or trouble drinking liquids. Your care team may direct you to your regional Symptomatic Care Clinic (SCC) or the Urgent Care Center (UCC).

Follow up with your MSK healthcare team after discharge.

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