Fluids are Drugs Too: Inpatient Management of Intravenous Fluids

December 15, 2020

Intravenous fluids are a commonly used drug among most patients admitted to the hospital. All fluid orders undergo pharmacist verification in the same manner as all other medications. However, pharmacists receive minimal training in school on the composition and utilization of parenteral fluid products and on selecting appropriate fluid orders based on indication and available evidence.

Target Audience

Pharmacist

Learning Objectives

Objective #1: Compare differences in the composition and distribution of various intravenous fluids

Objective #2: Evaluate patient-specific factors in order to make therapy recommendations

Objective #3: Select appropriate fluid therapy and dose based on indication and available evidence

Objective #4: Manage and prevent adverse complications of intravenous fluid therapy

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Course opens: 
12/15/2020
Course expires: 
01/15/2021
Event starts: 
12/15/2020 - 4:45pm
Event ends: 
12/15/2020 - 6:00pm

Intravenous fluids are a commonly used drug among most patients admitted to the hospital. All fluid orders undergo pharmacist verification in the same manner as all other medications. However, pharmacists receive minimal training in school on the composition and utilization of parenteral fluid products and on selecting appropriate fluid orders based on indication and available evidence.

UPMC Pinnacle
Harrisburg, PA
United States

Manuela Haiduc, PharmD

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This knowledge-based activity provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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