1

Fluid therapy

A Quick Course on Fluid Balance and fluid prescribing 

Concise revision and learning in three modules covering fluid compartments, losses-gains-requirements, and properties of solutions you can infuse

Followed by practical challenges – what should I prescribe? in clinical scenarios.

A.  Fluids basics – concise revision

B. Follow that up by reading the Fluid therapy page in the EdRen Unit Handbook.

C.  Then work through these cases:  ‘What fluids should I prescribe”.

  1. A 62 year old man is 2 days post-colectomy (simple – and includes new info about potassium replacement)
  2. Three days after admission with diabetic ketoacidosis (more complicated – and includes new info on fluid replacement in unstable patients)
  3. An 85 year old man with a stroke (simple enough)
  4. Five days after a liver transplant (complex)

Each one has hints, and a marking scheme as if it was being used as an OSCE station.