1/2 ns vs. 0.9% ns - page 2

Why would 1/2 ns be chosen to correct hypotension in a diabetic on lasix over 0.9% ns?... Read More

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    I'd been thinking about this lately and GrnTea's post has me thinking...why do we give NS to correct low Na+ instead of a hypertonic solution? Sorry, but like many nursing students F&E was not a strong point for me in school. I know that hypertonic is rarely used (never seen it in my practice) but if you want to increase Na+ why not use hypertonic in a small amount/volume/rate?

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    Quote from OKinOKC
    I'd been thinking about this lately and GrnTea's post has me thinking...why do we give NS to correct low Na+ instead of a hypertonic solution? Sorry, but like many nursing students F&E was not a strong point for me in school. I know that hypertonic is rarely used (never seen it in my practice) but if you want to increase Na+ why not use hypertonic in a small amount/volume/rate?
    I was just thinking of asking this because I had a pt today with Na+ 120 and they ordered NS 500cc bolus.


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