ICU survey shows 30% used wrong fluid for arterial flush

09/24/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

A survey of ICUs in the U.K. found 30% of respondents had used the wrong fluid as an arterial flush. The study reported in the journal Anaesthesia found recommendations for using 0.9% sodium chloride and two-person checks of fluids before use were widely implemented by units but other guidelines were not fully in use.

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