This chapter discusses the controversial aspects of fluid administration in prehospital resuscitation of traumatic injuries; do fluids worsen blood loss and should they be minimized, or do fluids maintain circulatory perfusion and organ function while awaiting definitive care? Fluid composition is also discussed citing a growing literature condemning colloids and reviewing the use of hypertonic saline. Finally, parameter end point indexing adequacy of fluid resuscitation is addressed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Problems in Anesthesia|
|State||Published - Oct 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine