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Crystalloid fluids are a subset of intravenous solutions that are frequently used in the clinical setting. Crystalloid fluids are the first choice for fluid resuscitation in the presence of hypovolemia, hemorrhage, sepsis, and dehydration. Further clinical applications include acting as a solution for intravenous medication delivery, to deliver maintenance fluid in patients with limited or no enteral nutrition, blood pressure management, and to increase diuresis to avoid nephrotoxic drug or toxin-mediated end-organ damage. This activity reviews the mechanism of action, adverse event profile, toxicity, dosing, pharmacodynamics, and monitoring of crystalloid fluids pertinent for members of the interprofessional team for treating hypovolemia and other indications.
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Authors: Eric Epstein
Editors: Muhammad Waseem
Editors-In-Chief: Joshua TuckPrashanth AnandMatthew Varacallo
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