Intravenous fluid administration and monitoring for adult ward patients in a teaching hospital
Nursing & Health Sciences, 06/04/2012
Eastwood GM et al. – Findings show that approximately one–quarter of adult ward patients in hospital received IV fluids. Monitoring of such patients using regular blood tests and fluid balance charts is high, but patient weight measurements are low. Why hospitalized patients who require maintenance IV fluids do not have regular body weight measurements requires further investigation.