Use the principles described in Fluids basics to approach this problem logically. Go back to those pages to look things up when necessary.
An 85 year old man receives IV fluids for 3 days following a stroke; he is not allowed to eat. He has ankle oedema and a JVP of +5 cms; his charts reveal a total input of 9 litres and a urine output of 6 litres over these 3 days.
|1. How much fluid has he accumulated during the last 3 days?
2. What would you do with his IV fluids?
3. Do you have any comments about the probable state of his fluid balance 3 days ago?
10 marks available. Read the hint if you like … maybe you don’t need it this time.