Proceedings of the 2nd Borobudur International Symposium on Humanities and Social Sciences, BIS-HSS 2020, 18 November 2020, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

An evaluation of Dehydration Assessment and Zinc Administration in Children with Acute Diarrhea in Hospitals

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-11-2020.2311762,
        author={Septi  Wardani and Sri Hananto Ponco  Nugroho and Setiyo Budi  Santoso},
        title={An evaluation of Dehydration Assessment and Zinc Administration in Children with Acute Diarrhea in Hospitals},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd Borobudur International Symposium on Humanities and Social Sciences, BIS-HSS 2020, 18 November 2020, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={BIS-HSS},
        year={2021},
        month={9},
        keywords={children acute diarrhea management dehydration assessment zink administrtation},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-11-2020.2311762}
    }
    
  • Septi Wardani
    Sri Hananto Ponco Nugroho
    Setiyo Budi Santoso
    Year: 2021
    An evaluation of Dehydration Assessment and Zinc Administration in Children with Acute Diarrhea in Hospitals
    BIS-HSS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-11-2020.2311762
Septi Wardani1,*, Sri Hananto Ponco Nugroho1, Setiyo Budi Santoso2
  • 1: Department of Nursing, Universitas Muhammadiyah Magelang, Magelang, Indonesia
  • 2: Department of Pharmacist, Universitas Muhammadiyah Magelang, Magelang, Indonesia
*Contact email: septiwardani@ummgl.ac.id

Abstract

Improper management of diarrhea, either at home or in hospital, is one of the main causes of death in children with diarrhea. The problems that arise in the management of diarrhea in children in the hospital are the unclear classification of degrees of dehydration, parents do not know the administration of zinc tablets and the unclear discharge planning. The purpose of this study was to investigate how the assessment of dehydration and zinc administration in children with acute diarrhea in hospital in Magelang, Indonesia. The method used is a case study. Subjects in this study were nurses who managed acute diarrhea. Data collection was carried out by means of observation, documentation and interviews. The results showed that the assessment of dehydration was not specific, the duration and dose of zinc had been given correctly but education on zik administration had not been carried out properly. In conclusion, we found several strengths and weaknesses in the assessment of dehydration and zinc administration in acute diarrhea children in hospital.