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Flashcards in IV Fluids Deck (6)
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1

Hypotonic Solutions

Cause the movement of water out of vessels and into the cells (hydrates cells)
Should be administered slowly to prevent cellular edema.

2

Hypotonic Nursing Considerations

May worsen hypotension
Can increase edema
May cause hyponatremia

3

Isotonic Solutions

Increase extracellular fluid volume (Vascular Expansion)
Does not cause a fluid shift
Electrolyte replacement

4

Isotonic Nursing Considerations

May cause fluid overload
generalized edema
Dilutes hemoglobin
may cause electrolyte imbalance

5

Hypertonic Solutions

Shifts fluid back into the circulation for vascular expansion.
Electrolyte replacement

6

Hypertonic Nursing Considerations

Irritating to veins
May cause fluid overload, hypernatremia, hyperchloremia