Duration Of Use Of NaCl Infusion?
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Infusion is a procedure to distribute liquid directly into the patient's veins. There are many kinds of intravenous fluids, some contain electrolytes, sugar, or certain drugs. The choice of the type of infusion fluid will be adjusted by the doctor to the patient's condition and the patient's age. Meanwhile, the dose and duration of infusion will also be adjusted by the doctor based on the patient's condition and the patient's weight.
Asering infusions are commonly used to replace fluids in patients with dehydration, hypovolemic shock, hemorrhagic shock, acidosis, dengue fever, trauma, burns, and reduce the risk of brain edema. NaCl infusion or often called normal saline can be used in conditions of dehydration, as a substitute for fluids in some conditions, hyponatremia, metabolic alkalosis, and drug solvents given IV / intravenously.
The doctor decided to change the type of intravenous fluid of course based on medical considerations from the results of the examination. The results of the examination here are not only laboratory tests / electrolyte levels, but also consider the patient's condition from the results of the physical examination and the patient's history.
I suggest that you ask the doctor in charge of your family directly about the indications for changing the type of intravenous fluids and the length of time for giving intravenous fluids because this doctor is the one who understands your family's condition better. The type of intravenous fluid and the length of time of infusion (including the dose or number of drops per minute) is not uniform between patients because it is very much influenced by the medical condition of each patient.
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