Fluid management

Jessica Miller, Lee A. Fleisher, Jeffrey L. Carson

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It is imperative that anesthesiologists are well versed in modifications to fluid management for the elderly patient.1 This chapter discusses the guiding principles in fluid management and the important alterations in kidney function and fluid homeostasis in the elderly patient. These concepts are built upon to provide recommendations for the perioperative period. Preoperative evaluation, assessment, and decision making in the intraoperative period are discussed below, including methods of monitoring intraoperatively, types of fluids to administer, and the use of blood transfusions. Special anesthetic challenges such as spinal anesthesia and fluid management are also included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeriatric Anesthesiology
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780387725260
StatePublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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