Intravenous Fluids

Most patients return from theatre in a state of both total body sodium and water overload.  Adults are commonly 5-10kg above their pre-operative weight.


MaintenanceFluid Volume Replacement
Dextrose 4%; saline (D4/S), run at 20ml/hr.NaCl 0.9% to be given as 250-500ml bolus as required.


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