I am trying to get straight between the different types of IV solutions:
ISOtonic, HYPER and HYPO tonic and when you would give one versus the other
I know that 0.9 NS and LR are isotonic and are used most often.
When you give the only HYPOtonicn solution of 0.45% NS
and when for the HYPERs with all of the D5s, etc???
I presume it has to do with what TYPE of dehydration they have, and I also know that the MD is the one to figure that out and orders the appropriate med, but I feel like I SHOULD know WHY a patient is getting one fluid over another.