In summary, one must use a three-tiered approach to rehydration therapy, which
is represented in this slide. At the first level - the home - mothers should
use home-made solutions for early treatment of diarrhoea. At the second level
- village health workers and peripheral treatment facilities should have ORS
available for the treatment of cases requiring a more balanced solution.
Finally, a minority of cases will need access to the third level - a well
equipped hospital or treatment centre where intravenous therapy can be given.