Determining body fluid balance in critically ill patients is a major challenge, particularly where patients have required extensive resuscitation and/or have renal impairment. Fluid imbalance and overload, key consequences of severe acute kidney injury, can lead to an increase in patient morbidity and mortality. Nurses play a critical role in the assessment of fluid balance and the management of patient care interventions such as renal replacement therapy which allow significant manipulation of body fluid status and require diligent management to ensure effective fluid balance maintenance.
Critical Care Nurses
Trainee Critical Care Doctors
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1 November 2020
31 October 2023
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