Adult Dehydration


4.7 out of 5 (239 Reviews)



Post Assessment Questions


Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

Need Help?  If you have a system or content concerns, please contact

Activity Description

Dehydration is a common condition that affects patients of all ages. Dehydration may complicate other medical problems and may cause significant illness. Physical examination is used to diagnose dehydration. Laboratory testing identifies the complications of dehydration. Fluid replacement is used to treat dehydration. This activity outlines the evaluation and treatment of adult dehydration and highlights the importance of the interprofessional team.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the etiology of adult dehydration medical conditions and emergencies.

  • Assess the evaluation of adult dehydration.

  • Differentiate the management options available for adult dehydration.

  • Communicate the interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to advance adult dehydration and improve outcomes.


StatPearls, LLC requires everyone who influences the content of an educational activity to disclose relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies that have occurred within the past 24 months. Ineligible companies are organizations whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All relevant conflict(s) of interest have been mitigated. Hover over contributor names for financial disclosures. Others involved in planning this educational activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Commercial Support: This activity has received NO commercial support.

Continuing Education Accreditation Information

In support of improving patient care, StatPearls, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Nurses: StatPearls designates this activity for 1.50 ANCC contact hour(s). Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please consult your professional licensing board for information on the applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity.

Method of Participation and Credit

  1. Register for the activity.    
  2. Review the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Study the educational content of the enduring material.
  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit and a certificate, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
  5. Complete the post-activity assessment survey.

If you have concerns regarding the CE/CME system, please contact


This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Faculty may discuss investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration. Readers should verify all information before employing any therapies described in this educational activity.

The information provided for this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The information presented does not necessarily reflect the views of StatPearls or any commercial supporters of educational activities on StatPearls expressly disclaims responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through a participant's misunderstanding of the content.

Unapproved Uses of Drugs/Devices: In accordance with FDA requirements, the audience is advised that information presented in this continuing education activity may contain references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please refer to the FDA-approved package insert for each drug/device for full prescribing/utilization information.

Cancellation Policy: Please see the cancellation policy. StatPearls, LLC reserves the right to cancel any course due to unforeseen circumstances.




Deborah Z. on 2/20/2021

karen h. on 6/26/2021

Nicholas D. on 9/8/2021

Christine F. on 9/22/2021

Marybeth C. on 10/10/2021

Benjamin M. on 10/12/2021

jerrie m. on 10/27/2021

Halyna H. on 10/28/2021

susma r. on 10/28/2021

Carly S. on 11/29/2021

stacy m. on 12/20/2021

Sharon L. on 12/28/2021

DIMITRIOS T. on 1/3/2022

Carlisa M. on 1/7/2022

Josiah B. on 1/9/2022

helen k. on 1/17/2022

Kevin C. on 1/20/2022

Hardy M. on 1/25/2022

priya n. on 1/26/2022

Brittany J. on 1/26/2022

Michelle F. on 3/3/2022

Elizabeth T. on 3/18/2022

Ellen L. on 3/14/2022

Yvonne H. on 3/21/2022

Sherrika W. on 3/22/2022

Kristin E. on 3/29/2022

Gay B. on 4/29/2022

Laura P. on 5/3/2022

Jacinta U. on 5/9/2022

Beverly C. on 5/18/2022

Lisa W. on 5/18/2022

YOUN JU L. on 6/2/2022

Kelly S. on 6/4/2022

Micah M. on 6/15/2022

Nassifatou B. on 8/11/2022

Paul M. on 6/27/2022

Aldreta S. on 7/15/2022

Terry H. on 8/19/2022

Kaitlin C. on 8/12/2022

yvette t. on 8/13/2022

Holly E. on 8/16/2022

Judith B. on 8/21/2022

Natalia M. on 8/25/2022

Alyssa B. on 9/2/2022

Shanon Z. on 9/3/2022

MARY R. on 9/10/2022

Candice P. on 9/25/2022

Annamma J. on 9/29/2022

Kellie K. on 10/3/2022

Thomas P. on 10/13/2022

John-Paul M. on 10/15/2022

Brianna P. on 10/25/2022

Hillary C. on 10/27/2022

Toni-Marie P. on 10/28/2022

Good info

Kenneth R. on 11/2/2022

David R. on 11/5/2022

Mark O. on 11/10/2022

William P. on 11/12/2022

Sarah P. on 11/21/2022

Kristie S. on 11/29/2022

Cameron L. on 11/30/2022

Stacey g. on 12/4/2022

richard k. on 12/19/2022

Nicole M. on 12/31/2022

Danielle F. on 1/16/2023

gabrielle w. on 1/19/2023

Emily B. on 1/19/2023

judy s. on 1/22/2023

Jacqueline M. on 1/25/2023

Gaston D. on 1/28/2023

Lisa B. on 1/28/2023

Lea O. on 1/29/2023

Connie D. on 2/8/2023

Lee G. on 2/16/2023

amy s. on 2/17/2023

Ricardo C. on 2/25/2023

Julie E. on 2/28/2023

I like the format and teaching points with testing questions are valuable tools

Treena T. on 2/28/2023

mary R. on 3/16/2023

Allyson K. on 4/3/2023

Daniela E. on 4/10/2023

John B. on 4/12/2023

debora f. on 6/4/2023

James N. on 6/23/2023


Brianna L. on 6/25/2023

Sarah H. on 6/26/2023

Gary A. on 7/6/2023

Keisha D. on 7/9/2023

Maria C. on 7/17/2023


Mary R. on 7/23/2023

Mergene T. on 7/31/2023

Whittney H. on 8/1/2023

Kristen d. on 8/2/2023

Patricia L. on 8/5/2023

Heather S. on 8/15/2023

Janet B. on 8/28/2023

Johana R. on 8/21/2023

Vera F. on 8/31/2023

Christina S. on 9/5/2023

Syeda A. on 9/7/2023

Nathaniel S. on 9/11/2023

Lauren S. on 9/11/2023

Sharon S. on 9/30/2023

Darshan T. on 10/6/2023

lynnette C. on 10/6/2023

Karen L. on 10/9/2023

Melissa B. on 10/12/2023

Allyson M. on 10/20/2023

Vincent M. on 10/20/2023

Karen K. on 10/21/2023

Blessing O. on 10/22/2023

Victoria W. on 10/22/2023

Humayun Z. on 10/23/2023

Jordan L. on 10/27/2023

Walter W. on 10/27/2023

Susan H. on 10/28/2023

Duminda S. on 10/30/2023

Ashlin P. on 10/31/2023

Kayci H. on 11/1/2023

Lazo K. on 11/2/2023


Adrian J. on 11/3/2023

Larry M. on 11/9/2023

prabhakar r. on 11/20/2023

Meril M. on 11/20/2023

connie d. on 11/20/2023

Sailatha B. on 11/26/2023

SILVIO M. on 11/29/2023

D B. on 11/30/2023

Michael H. on 12/5/2023

Bruno V. on 12/12/2023

Christopher E. on 12/9/2023

Edward F. on 12/9/2023

Javita R. on 12/11/2023

Mark M. on 12/11/2023

Mary H. on 12/17/2023

Julie C. on 12/13/2023

Robert H. on 12/13/2023

Hamid B. on 12/13/2023

Jorge L. on 12/16/2023

Wassim E. on 12/17/2023

Brian M. on 12/19/2023

John M. on 12/20/2023

Robert H. on 12/20/2023

Rachel W. on 12/21/2023

Joy r. on 12/21/2023

Bruce T. on 12/22/2023

Wayne S. on 12/22/2023

Cristovao V. on 12/23/2023

Adrian d. on 12/25/2023

Shandal E. on 12/25/2023

Park C. on 12/26/2023

nduka-obi o. on 12/27/2023

Son L. on 12/27/2023

Cheryl S. on 12/28/2023

mary m. on 12/27/2023

Antonio D. on 12/27/2023

Carrie B. on 12/28/2023

Stephanie N. on 12/30/2023

osei b. on 12/31/2023

Jyotsna on 12/31/2023

TRINA S. on 1/1/2024

Madeline V. on 1/1/2024

Genevieve M. on 1/2/2024

Courtney C. on 1/6/2024


Mohamad K. on 1/6/2024

Raymond E. on 1/9/2024

Tanvir C. on 1/13/2024

Scott S. on 1/21/2024

Michael F. on 1/22/2024

Andrea B. on 1/23/2024

Stephanie E. on 1/28/2024

Patricia S. on 1/30/2024

Christopher M. on 1/30/2024

Peter L. on 1/31/2024

brian w. on 2/5/2024

Jenny K. on 2/6/2024

Christina D. on 2/12/2024

Kathy W. on 2/16/2024

Jonathan L. on 2/17/2024

Mark H. on 2/17/2024

Puneet T. on 2/21/2024

Maureen W. on 2/24/2024

Shari M. on 2/24/2024

Redentor R. on 2/27/2024

Ariel V. on 3/4/2024

Melissa A. on 3/4/2024

Lori M. on 3/6/2024

Derrick R. on 3/7/2024

Fahad A. on 3/14/2024

SANjay s. on 3/26/2024

Elizabeth S. on 3/31/2024

michael a. on 4/3/2024

Kaman C. on 4/5/2024

Hui S. on 4/4/2024

Mohammad G. on 4/6/2024

larry m. on 4/7/2024

jorge f. on 4/10/2024

cyrus i. on 4/11/2024

Abbas E. on 4/12/2024

Evelyn C. on 4/14/2024

Leigh J. on 4/15/2024

Gretchen M. on 4/16/2024

K Naras B. on 4/17/2024

timothy n. on 4/17/2024

ismail q. on 4/17/2024

peggy h. on 4/20/2024

Gabrielle A. on 4/20/2024

Glenn M. on 4/21/2024

ravinder w. on 4/22/2024

Alison D. on 4/24/2024

Winston S. on 4/25/2024

Marc M. on 4/27/2024

PEGGY J. on 4/27/2024

Arlene f. on 5/1/2024

musib g. on 5/5/2024

Richard F. on 5/5/2024

Padmini N. on 5/7/2024

Ehsan Q. on 5/8/2024

Marcela D. on 5/9/2024

John K. on 5/11/2024

Allison M. on 5/12/2024

brenda s. on 5/12/2024

John B. on 5/13/2024

Leah E. on 5/18/2024

William N. on 5/19/2024

ishvar p. on 5/19/2024

Bo C. on 5/19/2024

Ivory C. on 5/25/2024

Megan M. on 5/29/2024

Andrea D. on 5/30/2024

Reuben E. on 5/31/2024

Mobin V. on 6/2/2024

Myla O. on 6/4/2024

Beverly C. on 6/12/2024

Stephanie P. on 6/15/2024

Jessica M. on 6/18/2024

Sherif E. on 6/19/2024

ellen b. on 6/19/2024

Unlimited Nurse CE

Stay up to date on the latest medical knowledge with 6672 CE activities. In these online self-assessment activities, read our reference articles and test your knowledge with more than 7924.5 hours of CE.

Single Activity

Take this single activity

$37.50 1 activity

6 Month Unlimited Nurse CE

Access to all the Unlimited Nurse CE activities in all specialties.

$119 per half year per user

1 Year Unlimited Nurse CE

Access to all the Unlimited Nurse CE activities in all specialties.

$199 per 1 year per user