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Deciding on the correct IV fluid management for hospital patients is something that junior doctors are faced with on a daily basis. However, it is a task that many medical students and junior doctors feel that they do not have a good grasp on, and can find it to be a daunting process.
This may stem from the different ways that fluid balance management has been traditionally taught and explained in medical text books, and from the fact that different clinicians have different ideas and preferences when it comes to prescribing fluids. With this in mind, we to designed this tutorial for students and junior doctors, to help introduce the basic concepts and practicalities of prescribing maintenance and resuscitation fluids early on in clinical training.
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How to use this tutorial
This tutorial consists of six modules which can be worked through systematically from basic principles, thus without requiring prior knowledge about fluid maintenance. Hyperlinks allow easy referral back to previously explained sections if clarification is required in order for further progression.
The tutorial is laid out as follows: