This overview is intended as a learning tool for healthcare professionals involved in fluid management. You can navigate via the tabs to access information on a variety of relevant topics, including sepsis and septic shock and the use of albumin for fluid management in cardiac surgery.
Despite several decades of research indicating the potential benefits of fluid therapy, our understanding of these therapies is continuing to grow, and controversies still remain surrounding the choice of resuscitation fluid. Join the debate on fluid choice and keep up to date with all of the latest news in our series of publication digests.
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Explore information on the use of colloid and crystalloid intravenous fluids, such as HES, dextran and saline, to resuscitate acutely ill patients.
Learn about how to manage your patient's fluids using albumin and HES when they have severe sepsis or septic shock.
Read about the use of albumin for the management of ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and hepatorenal syndrome.
Discover how pre- and post-operative hypoalbuminaemia can have a detrimental effect on patient outcome. How can this be controlled?