I am writing the CINA exam in a few weeks and I would like to know if anyone can tell me about hypodermoclysis and venoclysis?
I have honestly never heard of them before I started studying and I wonder how common they are. I understand that they deliver isotonic fluids subcutaneously but I wonder.... why? and are there any other purposes for this?
Oct 9, '06
Hypodermoclysis is a slow infusion of fluids into the subcutaneous tissue. Usually used to treat dehydration in the elderly. It is a good alternative for those little old folks who don't have accessible veins. You can infuse 3 liters of fluids through two sites within 24 hours. Hyaluronidase can be added to NS or 1/2NS to help with the absorption of the fluid.
Hope this helps!
Oct 10, '06
Thanks... that does help. It is hard to imagine 3 litres of fluid s/c.
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