Fluid and Dietary Management of Acute Diarrhea and Dehydration

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About The Module:

After participating in this lecture, you will be able to:

- Define methods to assess dehydration in infants and children.
- Describe best parenteral rehydration methods.
- Describe best rehydration methods.
- List considerations with less common forms of dehydration (hyponatremic/hypernatremic).

About The Speaker:

Dr. Gilger is Chief of the Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and is Chief of Service, at Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Gilger graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine in 1980. He trained in Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine from 1980-1983. He was Clinic Director at the Fort Yuma Indian Health Service Hospital in Yuma, AZ from 1983-1986, where he received the Indian Health-Service Emphasis Campaign Role Model Award. In 1989, Dr. Gilger completed his fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gilger is a graduate of the Rice University Executive Education Program, Management for the Health Care Practitioner in 2000. He completed a Master Teacher Fellowship at BCM in 2002. Dr. Gilger is the recipient of numerous awards including the BCM Award of Excellence in Teaching in 1995, Houston Magazine's Top Doc's in Houston, Texas Monthly Magazine's Texas Super Doctor & Leading Physicians of the World's Top Pediatricians.

Dr. Gilger

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