Sunday, April 4, 2010

6. Fluid therapy lecture notes from Murdoch Univ

1. Fluid therapy - routine anaesthesia
IV or SC. IV best as it is direct. use isotonCic polyionic fluids eg. Hartmann's at 10ml/kg/hour to maintain blood pressure in normal animals. Higher rates in shcok eg. hypotension due to haemorrhage or drug induced hypovalaemia. SC in mice and rats.

2. Gravity or Fluid pumps used.

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