Fluid Therapy. Moments Alone With Jack the Dripper. Why Give Fluids During Surgery?. #1 Complication of anesthesia??. Number one reason: Prevent hypotension : Vasodilation (what drug?) Decreased cardiovascular function (inj? inh?) Blood loss Evaporative fluid losses
#1 Complication of anesthesia??
Anyone remember daily maintinance fluid rate?
2. Do not attempt to replace chronic fluid losses all at once
1 liter 1000 ml = 1000ml = ml
0.06 meq/ml = 33 ml/hr
Weight X Dosage
1 kg/hr 60min 60 sec mL
Then make it into a usable # of gtt / so many sec
Types of Fluids
bigger = longer