The protocol I have read states that when a DKA patient drops BS below 250 then the maintenance fluids should include dextrose 5% along with the fluids? How much d5 is typically given and over what time frame? Sorry I have been starting to learn about fluids and when I have been looking it has become confusing. So exactly what is the protocol of fluids to the DKA patient, how much what type of fluid and over what time frame?
thanks again so much-