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IV Fluid Solution Bags for IV Therapy


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IV bags for intravenous therapy. I.V. fluids provide the patient with life-sustaining fluids, electrolytes, and medications and offers the advantage of immediate therapeutic effects. Solutions used for I.V. fluid replacement fall into a broad categories of crystalloids and colloids.

Intravenous fluid replacement is a vital part of treating multisystem illness. To maintain the patient's health, the fluid and electrolyte balance in the intracellular and extracellular spaces needs to remain relatively constant. Whenever a person experiences an illness or a condition that prevents normal fluid intake or causes excessive fluid loss, I.V. fluid replacement may be needed.

nurse using iv bag

IV Bags (IV Solutions)
Dextrose 5% in water
  • Fluid loss and dehydration
  • Hypernatremia
0.9% Sodium Chloride (normal saline)
  • Shock
  • Hyponatremia
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Resuscitation
  • Fluid challenges
  • Metabolic alkalosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Fluid replacement in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
Lactated Ringer's solution (LR)
  • Dehydration
  • Burns
  • Lower GI tract fluid loss
  • Acute blood loss
  • Hypovolemia due to third-space shifting
0.45% Sodium Chloride (half-strength normal saline)
  • Water replacement
  • DKA after initial normal saline solution and before dextrose infusion
  • Hypertonic dehydration
  • Sodium and chloride depletion
  • Gastric fluid loss from nasogastric suctioning or vomiting
Dextrose 5% with 0.45% Sodium Chloride (normal saline)
  • DKA after initial treatment with normal saline solution and half-normal saline solution --- prevents hyoglycemia and cerebral edema (occurs when serum osmolality is reduced too rapidly)
Dextrose 5% with Sodium Chloride (normal saline)
  • Hypotonic dehydration
  • Temporary treatment of circulatory insufficiency and shock if plasma expanders aren't available
  • Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (or use 3% sodium chloride)
  • Addisonian crisis
3% Sodium chloride
  • Severe dilutional hyponatremia
  • Severe sodium depletion
Dextrose 10% in water
  • Used to correct significant hypoglycemia
  • Administer if the patient's total parenteral nutrition is stopped abruptly (to prevent hypoglycemia)
Note: Documentation for a patient receiving an I.V. infusion should include the date, time, and type of catheter inserted; the site of insertion and its appearance; the type and amount of fluid infused; the patient's tolerance and response to therapy.

Understanding electrolytes:

Electrolytes help regulate water distribution, govern- acid based balance, and transmit nerve impulses. They also contribute to energy generation and blood clotting.

Easy Flowing

Crystalloids are solutions with small molecules that flow easily from the bloodstream into cells and tissue. There are three types of crystalloids:

Isotonic crystalloids contain about the same concentration of osmotically active particles as extracellular fluids, so fluid doesn't shift between the extracellular and intracellular areas. Lactated Ringer's solution and 0.9% normal saline are the two most common used.

Hypotonic crystalloids are less concentrated than extracellular fluid, so they move from the bloodstream into the cell, causing the cell to swell.

Hypertonic crystalloids are more highly concentrated than extracellular fluid, so fluid is pulled into the bloodstream from the cell. causing the cell to shrink.

Water Movers

Hypertonic solutions called colloids may be used to increase blood volume. Colloids draw water from the interstitial space into the vasculature. Examples of colloid solutions are plasma, albumin, hetastarch, and dextran. The effects of colloids last several days if the lining of the capillaries is normal. The patient needs to be closely monitored during a colloid infusion for increased blood pressure, dyspnea, and bounding pulse, which as signs of hypervolemia.


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