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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 algorithms seem to be very useful as a first line approach to intravenous fluid therapy. Figure 1 will probably be widely distributed in wards.

Unfortunately there is a minor typing error in Figure 1, algorithm 3: The normal requirements of sodium, potassium, chloride should read 1 mmol/kg/day, not 1 mmol/L/kg/day.

Yours sincerely

Competing interests: No competing interests

16 December 2013
Kresten Holk
Consultant anaesthetist
Sygehus Lillebælt
Skovvangen 2 - 8, DK-6000 Kolding, Denmark