Conference programme 2019


Fluid therapy - what, why & when

14 Nov 2019
RVC Nursing Theatre

Fluid therapy is a vital part of the management of patients with shock, dehydration, increased ongoing losses, electrolyte imbalances and maintenance fluid therapy. During this session we will explore the importance of patient history and assessment in order to identify any fluid deficits such as hypovolemia or dehydration. Once a fluid deficit has been detected we can devise a fluid therapy plan to replace the deficit and support the patient with any ongoing losses. There are a number of fluid choices available on the veterinary market and during this session we will discuss the indications and contraindications of the common fluid types.

  • •To be confident at assessing the patient to determine the fluid deficit
  • •To be aware of fluid options available
  • •Understand how to make a fluid therapy plan and implement it for your patient
Eleanor Haskey, Head Emergency and Critical Care Nurse - Royal Veterinary College

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