Sep 9, 2019
Sepsis Awareness Month continues! Join the EMGuideWire Team as they dive into the issues of Fluid selection for resuscitation.
1) Fluids are not all created equal. Use balanced fluids for large volume resuscitation.
2) Lactated Ringers is likely the best choice available in the ED. Plasmalyte is also a good option, if you have it.
3) You can start low dose vasopressors peripherally if you need to, rather than continuing to flood patients with fluids for hypotension.