THE ROLE OF CLINICAL PHARMACISTS IN PRESCRIBING IV FLUIDS IN LRAQI HOSPITALS
Haidar Kadhim Al-Jawadi* and Noor Najim Alwiswasi
Intravenous fluids are given through an IV administration set directly to the blood stream via veins. The IV administration set is a tube made of different substances. IV fluids are administered for various indications, and hence the volume given should be accurately calculated. If the type and volume of fluids are not accurate adverse events can occur affecting the safety of the patients. The flow of the fluid is regulated manually or by a special pump.
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