Why is a fluid bolus administered and has there been a change in practice? Results from SAFE, SAFE TRIPS and fluid TRIPS datasets

Shailesh Bihari, Shivesh Prakash, Mary Barnes, Simon Finfer, Naomi Hammond

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Abstract

Dear Editor,

Fluid resuscitation is near universal practice in critically ill patients. Despite the frequent use and evidence of harm [1], surprisingly little has been reported with regards to two fundamental questions around Fluid Bolus (FB) practice—why a FB is administered to intensive care patients and has the emerging evidence of associated harm [1] changed this practice? This information would be vital for translational research. We examined the datasets of three large multicentre studies—SAFE [2], SAFE TRIPS [3] and Fluid TRIPS [4], to examine time trends in reasons for FB.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1284-1285
Number of pages2
JournalIntensive Care Medicine
Volume46
Issue number6
Early online date24 Apr 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Fluid resuscitation
  • Fluid Bolus
  • intensive care patients
  • SAFE
  • SAFE TRIPS
  • Fluid TRIPS

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