Chapter 6. Fluid Therapy

  1. Petra Seeber MD1 and
  2. Aryeh Shander MD, FCCM, FCCP Chief2,3

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692233.ch6

Basics of Blood Management

Basics of Blood Management

How to Cite

Seeber, P. and Shander, A. (2007) Fluid Therapy, in Basics of Blood Management, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692233.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Pain Management, Emergency Medicine, HELIOS Klinik Blankenhain, Wirthstr. 5, 99444 Blankenhain, Germany

  2. 2

    Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Pain Management and Hyperbaric Medicine, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, 350 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ 07631

  3. 3

    Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 JUN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151313

Online ISBN: 9780470692233



  • fluid therapy;
  • intravascular volume;
  • blood plasma;
  • plasma substitutes;
  • saline solution


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Objectives of this Chapter

  • Definitions

  • A Brief Look at History

  • Why do we Need Fluid Therapy?

  • Basics of Volume Household and Intravenous Fluids

  • Crystalloid Solutions

  • Colloid Solutions

  • Side Effects of Volume Therapy

  • Fluids at work: when do we take what fluid and how much?

  • Influence of Fluid Therapy on Blood Management

  • Key Points

  • Questions for Review

  • Exercises and Practice Cases

  • Suggestions for Further Research

  • Homework

  • References