Flashcards in IV Fluids Deck (6)
Cause the movement of water out of vessels and into the cells (hydrates cells)
Should be administered slowly to prevent cellular edema.
Hypotonic Nursing Considerations
May worsen hypotension
Can increase edema
May cause hyponatremia
Increase extracellular fluid volume (Vascular Expansion)
Does not cause a fluid shift
Isotonic Nursing Considerations
May cause fluid overload
may cause electrolyte imbalance
Shifts fluid back into the circulation for vascular expansion.