Flashcards in Electrolyte and Fluid Balance Deck (4):
What are the classifications of IV fluids?
CrystalloidColloid/Synthetic colloidFree waterHybridsBlood productK additives
What is a crystalloid fluid?
Small molecules that can cross cell membranese.g. Normal saline, Hartmann's solution
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