Evaluation/Treatment of Children with Gastroenteritis and Dehydration

Dehydration Assessment Tools

10 Point Dehydration
Assessment Tool

4 Point Dehydration
Assessment Tool

  • Ill appearance
  • Tachycardia (HR > 150)
  • Abnormal respirations
  • Sunken eyes
  • Absent tears
  • Dry mucous membranes
  • Abnormal radial pulse
  • Capillary refill > 2 sec
  • Decreased skin elasticity
  • Decreased urine output
  • Ill appearance
  • Dry mucous membranes
  • Absent tears
  • Capillary refill > 2 sec

10 Point Score

4 Point Score

# Features Present

 

Degree of Dehydration % Fluid Deficit # Features Present Degree of Dehydration % Fluid Deficit
< 3 Mild < 5 1 Mild < 5
≥ 3 and < 7 Moderate 5-10 2 Moderate 5-10
≥ 7 Severe > 10 3-4 Severe > 10