Fluid restriction diet - 1500ml
This document is part of the ACI Diet Specifications for Adult Inpatients. It is not to be used for patient education.
To control the number of beverages provided to patients requiring strict fluid restriction, limiting fluid intake to 1500mL per day.
The diet counts the beverages, soups and jelly as drink exchanges. It does not count the fluids from other foods including custard, yoghurt and icecream. All canned fruits are served drained. Patient beverage selections are edited to conform to the following suggested pattern of 100mL drink exchanges (including beverages, soup and jelly as drink exchanges):
|Meal||100mL drink exchange|
Where appropriate, clinicians may consider ordering this diet for patients:
- Where controlling fluid overload is important e.g. end-stage renal failure or dialysis, congestive cardiac failure, liver failure with ascites.
This diet is nutritionally adequate.
All beverages are offered on the menu but will be counted in the pattern. Water jug or bottled water should not be left by bedside. Solid food choices to be allowed depend on diet prescription. Fluid intake and measurement remains the responsibility of nursing staff.
In order to meet protein and energy requirements, custard, yoghurt and ice-cream are not counted as fluids.
Suitable for use in paediatrics when combined with an age-appropriate diet.
Specific menu planning guidelines
|Hot main dishes||As allowed by diet prescription||-|
|Sauces, gravies||As allowed by diet prescription||-|
|Starchy vegetables / pasta / rice||As allowed by diet prescription||-|
|Vegetables||As allowed by diet prescription||-|
|Soups||As allowed by diet prescription||-|
|Sandwiches||As allowed by diet prescription||-|
|Salads, dressings||As allowed by diet prescription||-|
|Breads, cereals||As allowed by diet prescription||-|
|Spreads||As allowed by diet prescription||-|
|Hot breakfast choices||As allowed by diet prescription||-|
As allowed by diet prescription
Canned fruit drained of juice
Portion-control fruit snack pack opened and drained of juice/syrup
|Yoghurt||As allowed by diet prescription||-|
|Desserts||As allowed by diet prescription||-|
|Milk and cheese||As allowed by diet prescription||-|
|Beverages||As allowed by diet prescription||-|
|Biscuits||As allowed by diet prescription||-|
|Miscellaneous||As allowed by diet prescription||-|
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