October 28, 2021

Fluid BaSICS

In this episode of Critical Matters, we will discuss two important clinical questions regarding intravenous fluids. First: Does the composition of intravenous fluids impact patient outcomes? Second: Does the mode of administration (rapid bolus vs. slower infusion) matter?

Our guest is Michael J. Connor, Jr., MD, a practicing intensivist and nephrologist. He is an Associate Professor & Senior Physician of Critical Care Medicine & Nephrology at the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Connor is the Director for Critical Care Nephrology at the Emory Critical Care Center at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Additional Resources:
Does Crystalloid Composition or Rate of Fluid Administration Make a Difference When Resuscitating Patients in the ICU?: https://bit.ly/DDtMOT
BaSICS Trial – Balanced Solutions vs. 0.9 % Saline: https://bit.ly/3pH7Q51
BaSICS Trial – Slower vs, Faster Intravenous Fluid Bolus Rates: https://bit.ly/2ZvYSgy
The SPLIT Randomized Clinical Trial: https://bit.ly/3El5op1
The SMART Clinical Trial: https://bit.ly/DGMDQb

Books Mentioned in this Episode:
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain: https://amzn.to/AZza5g
Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds by Carmine Gallo: https://amzn.to/3pG0e2V