SESSION TITLE: Education, Research, and Quality Improvement II
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Excessive use of normal saline (NS) in comparison to balanced solutions in non-hypochloremic patients has been associated with adverse intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital outcomes, including metabolic acidosis, hyperkalemia and acute kidney injury (AKI). This quality improvement (QI) initiative was implemented to reduce the use of NS during intravenous fluid (IVF) resuscitation in non-hypochloremic patients.