Practical Applications of Intravenous Fluids in Surgical Patients

by Shaila Shodhan Kamat

This book focuses on practical applications of intravenous fluids in surgical patients. Fluid therapy is one of the most basic interventions spanning across all medical and surgical disciplines. The health care field today is in critical need of skilled professionals to care for patients who require intravenous fluids for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Intravenous fluids are a cornerstone in the treatment of any patient. This book consists of 16 chapters, which include normal water balance, distribution of body fluid, pharmacology of crystalloids, pharmacology of colloids, pharmacology of hydroxyethyl starch, fluid replacement therapy, perioperative fluid therapy in infants and children, fluids therapy in trauma resuscitation, fluid therapy in fever, fluids in intestinal obstruction, fluid management in neurosurgical patients, fluid therapy in traumatic brain injury, fluid management in the ventilated patient, and calculation of fluids. The following chapters describe the administration of fluid therapy for different surgical conditions. Presented in an easy to read format, this highly useful guide includes numerous self-explanatory figures, tables and illustrations to enhance learning.

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