oral rehydration solutions

oral rehydration solutions (ORS)

Etymology: L, oralis, pertaining to the mouth, re + hydor, water, solutus, dissolved
solutions of electrolytes and glucose used in oral rehydration therapy. The recommended electrolytes include NaCl, KCl, and trisodium citrate.
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This may include materials for bone fractures, wound-care supplies, antibiotics, oral rehydration solutions, antidiarrheals, vitamins and nutritional supplement--each of which proved critical following disasters including the 2005 quake in northern Pakistan, which claimed 80,000 lives, and the massive 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
UNICEF-Pakistan will utilize funds to make stronger current lady health workers (LHWs) programme and train new LHW staff hosting the IDPs making sure a appropriate and consistent delivery of essential medicine, oral rehydration solutions, and essential health services.
UNICEF/Pakistan will use the funds to strengthen the existing Lady Health Workers (LHWs) Programme and train new LHW staff in places hosting the IDPs to ensure timely and consistent delivery of essential medicine, oral rehydration solutions, and other essential health services.
UNICEF/Pakistan will use the funds to strengthen the existing Lady Health Workers (LHWs) Program and train new staff in places hosting the IDPs to ensure timely and consistent delivery of essential medicine, oral rehydration solutions, and other essential health services, said the statement.
The same basic principles that can induce a 12-year-old in Bangkok or Leningrad to get a Big Mac and a caregiver in Indonesia to start using oral rehydration solutions for diarrhea can also be used to influence politicians, media figures, community activists .
Those who catch the bug are advised to drink plenty of non-alcoholic, non-milky drinks and also take oral rehydration solutions.
Your local pharmacist can provide oral rehydration solutions.
Probiotics are sometimes added to commercial preparations of oral rehydration solutions (e.
Simple life- saving measures such as oral rehydration solutions, basic vaccinations, breastfeeding and using mosquito nets could bring down the dismal number by more than twothirds, the report said.
However, a survey of government officials in 2005 viewed cholera as less of a concern because of the decrease in mortality afforded by improved case management and availability of oral rehydration solutions and have cited water and sanitation improvement as their preferred methods for sustained cholera control (1).
They said: "It is concluded there is little direct clinical data to answer our question but many scientific analyses demonstrating the inappropriateness of non-physiological liquids for the treatment of acute gastroenteritis in children compared with physiologically-based oral rehydration solutions.
Babies, children and the frail elderly are particularly at risk and should be given oral rehydration solutions which replace water and essential salts.