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Intravenous fluid therapy for adults in hospital: summary of NICE guidance

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7073 (Published 10 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7073

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Re: Intravenous fluid therapy for adults in hospital: summary of NICE guidance

Dear Editor,

The NICE guidance on IV fluids will provide welcome and practically useful guidance for many doctors.

I have been involved in projects related to investigating hospital mortality and it is evident from case note reviews that there is still significant room for improvement with regards to the provision of a Fluid management plan and appropriate prescribing for patients.

Many junior doctors (F1/F2) have mentioned that they often lack confidence in this area. The recommendations in the NICE guidance will help to fill this void.

Competing interests: No competing interests

16 December 2013
Abdul Hameed
Medical Registrar
Health Education England
Yorkshire & Humber