Haemodynamic stability requires accurate assessment of fluid status

  • G A Richards Charlotte Maxeke Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand
Keywords: haemodynamic stability, fluid status

Abstract

Fluid overload is associated with an increase in ventilator days, ICU stay, PEEP requirements, and transfusions. In addition, it is associated with an increase in intra-abdominal pressure, even in medical patients, which, in turn, is associated with adverse outcomes in the ICU.

Author Biography

G A Richards, Charlotte Maxeke Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand
Intensive Care Unit Charlotte Maxeke Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa
Section
Fluids and Bleeding