Tag: IV fluids

Balanced IV solutions may benefit critically ill patients

Editor's Note Using balanced solutions in intravenous fluid (IV) therapy instead of saline can reduce the risk of death in critically ill patients in intensive care by 4%. These findings were published by The Lancet Respiratory Medicine on November 30. Patients in intensive care typically receive IV fluids, which can…

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By: Brita Belli
November 30, 2023
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FDA: Class I recall of Ivenix Infusion System

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on April 19, identified the recall by Fresenius Kabi USA of its Ivenix Infusion System as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because of a leak in the system that allows fluid to enter the administration set loading area…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 19, 2023
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