IV saline 1832-2013
|Posted by ANT on Nov 10 2013|
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 (bit.ly/fluidprescribing) 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).
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