Fluid management practices in burns patients
A study in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of fluid resuscitation practices in burn patients demonstrated potential benefits of the use of sophisticated haemodynamic monitoring to provide clear endpoints for resuscitation.
It supports titration of fluid administration and the avoidance of inadequate or excessive volume administration.
A new guideline with clear endpoint targets for resuscitation enables the nurse in the cubicle to titrate fluid administration based on hemodynamic parameters. Assessment of practice and outcomes since implementation of the guideline is under way.