Practical Applications of Intravenous Fluids in Surgical Patients

by Shaila Shodhan Kamat

Fluid management is one the essential duties of an anaesthesiologist, be in the operation theatre or in the intensive care unit. Although, fluid therapy is a very important part of patient management, it is usually not given its due. To gain maximum benefit and do minimum harm, an in depth knowledge of the fluid dynamics of our body, the types of fluids available to us, choice to be made in different case scenarios is essentially essential. In this book, the author has devoted all the chapters to explaining with diagrams in very simple language, the fluid distribution in our body, the basis of fluid therapy, the case situations which an anaesthesiologist will encounter and why he/she should choose a particular fluid in a particular patient. The difficult task has been simplified, concised and explained with illustrations in this book, which is a must-have for all practising anaesthesiologists.


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