So for my pediatric care plan write-up I have to fill out info on each of the drugs. One of them was a maintenance fluid called D5 1/2 NS + 200 mEq KCl (D5 half normal saline and potassium chloride).
The problem is, my Davis's Drug Guide book doesn't even list that! Not even dextrose!!
How am I supposed to find out the side effects and nursing implications of this drug if it's just a maintenance fluid?
Dec 2, '12
by Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
200 mEq kcl?????? Are you sure it's 200 (TWO HUNDRED) mEq's???????
Attachment 5949 Commonly used IV Solutions
What is the patient admitted for? What was their diagnosis? HOw do you find out about IV fluids? Google is your friend.
ICU & Fluids – Electrolytes – Nutrition « Free Medical Textbook
Last edit by Esme12 on Dec 2, '12