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New Prescribing Fluids in Adults course added to SCRIPT programme

Posted on: March 15th, 2023 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Healthcare professionals involved in prescribing intravenous fluids can access free elearning within the SCRIPT programme to understand the key indications for intravenous fluids and the common types of intravenous fluids prescribed for adult hospital inpatients.

Fluids: Practical Prescribing in Adults provides information on clinical situations where intravenous fluids are required and offers practical advice about the most appropriate fluids in a variety of situations.

Users completing the course will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • recall the indications for intravenous fluids
  • summarise a patient’s fluid and electrolyte requirements
  • recall the commonly available intravenous fluids
  • determine which intravenous fluids should be given in common clinical situations
  • select the appropriate combination of fluids to meet the needs of a variety of patients.

The course gives an oversight of the three indications for intravenous fluids: maintenance, resuscitation, and replacement. It also discusses how, in many clinical scenarios, more than one type of fluid is required to meet the needs of the patient and how to monitor the patient appropriately.

For more information and to access the course, please visit the SCRIPT programme page.

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