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Hospital gave too much IV fluid and the arms swelled so much then they could not find a vein to give meds. Is this common?

Hospital gave too much IV fluid and the arms swelled so much then they could not find a vein to give meds. Is this common?

Infiltrated IV: Yes, this can happen. If an IV becomes dislodged from a vein and fluid runs in, it builds up in the tissue and causes the swelling. As long as it is just IV fluid, it typically is not a problem. Many medications however if they are injected into the subcutaneous space can cause skin problems. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Can hyperkalemia and hypernatremia occur at the same time from IV fluid?

Can hyperkalemia and hypernatremia occur at the same time from IV fluid?

Possibly: Electrolyte abnormalities are common in hospitalized patients and can result from multiple factors. They often result from a patient's underlying condition. Intravenous fluid composition could also play a role. You should discuss with your doctor for specific answers in a specific situation. ...Read more

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Which IV fluid terapies would be the priorty for rehydration & why? Normal saline or gelofusion ?

Which IV fluid terapies would be the priorty for rehydration & why? Normal saline or gelofusion ?

Normal saline: In most cases for rehydration there is no evidence that any fluid therapy is superior to normal saline, so because it is inexpensive, most of the time it would be the cboice. ...Read more

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If a male patient is on an IV fluid and needs to have the fluid balance monitored then how is this done? Would it be particularly difficult to do if the patient is delirious?

If a male patient is on an IV fluid and needs to have the fluid balance monitored then how is this done? Would it be particularly difficult to do if the patient is delirious?

Fluid balance: A couple of different ways to follow a person's fluid balance:First, measure the actual fluid given (IVFs) and measure how much urine is made (easiest if they have a catheter, but can be done without).While there are other ways to "lose fluid", urine is by far the largest contributor. The other way to to monitor the patient's precise body weight every day (works well for patients with kidney issue ...Read more

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How does d5nr IV fluid aid in uti?

How does d5nr IV fluid aid in uti?

It only hydrates: It does not treat the infections.The d5nr IV solution is hypertonic solution with the following particular fluid composition: sodium – 140 meq/l, potassium – 5 meq/l, calcium 98 meq/l, lactate- 50 meq/l and dextrose- 250 mmol. Among all hypertonic solutions, d5nr IV solution contains the largest amount of lactate. D5nr IV solution is especially used for fluid resuscitation. ...Read more

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Iv fluid overload on heart?

Iv fluid overload on heart?

Fluid overload: Congestive heart failure? If in hospital too much IV fluid can result in volume or fluid overload. ...Read more

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If a delirious pt is suitable for IV fluid, would he normally also be suitable for nutritional IV support? Delirious pts can obviously pull out IVs.

If a delirious pt is suitable for IV fluid, would he normally also be suitable for nutritional IV support? Delirious pts can obviously pull out IVs.

Not really!!!!: Nutrition in IV has many potential side effects and feeding the gut is the best medium which can be achieved via mouth or feeding tube which can be inserted through nose or even placed with endoscopy or surgically and secured to prevent pulling out however ultimately decision to feed via IV is made reviewing the whole clinical picture! ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if IV fluid spilled in my eyes?

Should I be concerned if IV fluid spilled in my eyes?

Probably not: Assuming that the fluid came from a sterile source (directly from the IV fluid bottle or line, and not back flow from a patient), and assuming something was not in the IV fluid other than some sort of saline, it should not be harmful to the eye. Due to differences in the pH and salt content it might be transiently irritating to the eye, but not harmful. Tap water and chlorinated water are worse. ...Read more

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Im shaky for 2 days, just getting over sinus infec. & cold have had diarrhea for 7days now. Had IV fluid last saturday. What keeps causing this?

Im shaky for 2 days, just getting over sinus infec. & cold have had diarrhea for 7days now. Had IV fluid last saturday. What keeps causing this?

Dehydration: Your physician should be consulted. Even though you say you were given an IV fluid it may not have been enough to correct the problem. Drink more water and see your family physician to also correct any electrolyte values that may have been affected by your sinus infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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