Choosing between colloids and crystalloids for IV infusion

Smith, Lisa ORCID logo ORCID: (2017) Choosing between colloids and crystalloids for IV infusion. Nursing Times, 113 (12). pp. 20-23. Full text not available from this repository.

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Hypovolaemia resulting from illness or trauma can precipitate imbalances in homoeostasis due to the loss of circulating fluid volume. By addressing hypovolaemia, homoeostasis can be restored, preventing hypoperfusion and subsequent organ dysfunction. Administering intravenous fluids can replace any lost circulating volume. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence outlines five ‘Rs’ of fluid therapy: resuscitation, routine maintenance, replacement, redistribution and reassessment. This article provides an overview of fluid therapy, covering the NICE guidance and clarifying the differences between crystalloids and colloids, and when to use them.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Nursing Times
Publisher: EMAP Publishing
ISSN: 0954-7762
Departments: Academic Departments > Nursing, Health & Professional Practice (NHPP)
Additional Information: Lisa Smith is senior lecturer in emergency and urgent care at the University of Cumbria.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2019 10:30
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 18:45
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