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Posted by ANT on Nov 10 2013
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Dr Thomas Latta of Leith invented IV saline therapy in 1832 during a cholera epidemic.  Now we're wondering, is there something better?  Our fluid prescribing policy is under review.  See our draft IV fluid therapy policy ( and background to it

The image below represents fluid compartments using alternative units of measure.  It is from a concise and useful guide Fluid Balance Without Tears by GL Bunton (second and latest edition 1965 and not updated with latest evidence). 

Last changed: Nov 10 2013 at 3:42 PM

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