Posts Tagged ‘resuscitation fluids’

Resuscitation Fluids

Posted by • September 27th, 2013

IV fluids are widely used in intensive care units for resuscitation. There is emerging evidence that the type and dose of resuscitation fluid may affect patient-centered outcomes. The latest article in our Critical Care series reviews the various fluids available and how to choose among them. Fluid resuscitation with colloid and crystalloid solutions is a ubiquitous intervention… Read More…

Accidental Hypothermia

Posted by • November 16th, 2012

Advances in rewarming have improved the prognosis for patients with hypothermia, especially those with cardiac arrest treated with extracorporeal rewarming. The latest  review in our Current Concepts series covers prehospital care, transport, resuscitation fluids, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Accidental hypothermia (i.e., an involuntary drop in core body temperature to <35 degreesC [95 degreesF]) is a condition… Read More…