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What are the classifications of IV fluids?

CrystalloidColloid/Synthetic colloidFree waterHybridsBlood productK additives

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What is a crystalloid fluid?

Small molecules that can cross cell membranese.g. Normal saline, Hartmann's solution

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What is a colloid fluid/synthetic colloid fluid?

Large molecules (e.g. albumin, gelatin - synthetic) that remain in the intravascular space -> expand IV space longer than crystalloid

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What is a colloid fluid/synthetic colloid fluid?

Large molecules (e.g. albumin, gelatin - synthetic) that remain in the intravascular space -> expand IV space longer than crystalloid