Use the principles described in Fluids basics to approach this problem logically. Go back to those pages to look things up when necessary.
Three days after her admission, a 43 year old woman with diabetic ketoacidosis has a blood pressure of 88/46 mmHg & pulse of 110 bpm. Her charts show that her urine output over the last 3 days was 26.5 litres, whilst her total intake was 18 litres. Questions:
1. How much fluid does she need to regain a normal blood pressure and make up her losses?
2. What fluids would you use?
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