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Fluid case 1

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Use the principles described in Fluids basics to approach this problem logically. Go back to those pages to look things up when necessary.

A 62 year old man is 2 days post-colectomy. He is euvolaemic, and is allowed to drink 500ml. His urine output is 63 ml/hour. Questions:

  1. How much IV fluid does he need today?
  2. What type of IV fluid does he need ? (How much of each)

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How to approach the first part of the question (click to expand/collapse)

How to approach the second part of the question (click to expand/collapse)

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