I just started working on a postpartum floor as a new grad and I was wondering why the main iv solution used is Lactated Ringers instead of Normal saline?
This link will take you to a site that will give you information on why Lactated Ringers' solution might be ordered instead of Normal Saline solution postpartum.
You will have to scroll down a ways to find the section for Labor and Delivery.
Last edit by Start2 on Jan 8, '11
: Reason: Including link