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Journal October 2010 (Vol 32, No 10)

NOTE: You have already passed this course.
NOTE: This course is no longer valid for accreditation purposes.

Fluid Therapy in Equine Patients: Small-Volume Fluid Resuscitation

1. Why does large-volume infusion of 0.9% NaCl for resuscitation cause metabolic acidosis?
2. What is one difference between resuscitation and maintenance crystalloids?
3. For a hydroxyethyl starch solution, a degree of substitution equal to 1
4. Which statement regarding hydroxyethyl starch molecules is correct?
5. Which statement regarding the effects of hydroxyethyl starch solution on coagulation is correct?
6. By which mechanism do hypertonic saline solutions increase intravascular volume?
7. How is small-volume resuscitation defined in this article?
8. What is the main advantage of small-volume resuscitation?
9. What is the ultimate goal of fluid resuscitation in critically ill equine patients?
10. What is the major complication of fluid resuscitation in critically ill patients?
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