We will not update the guideline on intravenous fluid therapy in adults in hospital at this time.
We found 90 studies through surveillance of this guideline.
This included evidence that supports current recommendations on:
principles and protocols for intravenous fluid therapy
assessment and monitoring
replacement and redistribution.
We found evidence on intravenous fluid therapy for adults under intensive care and perioperative care, which was not covered in the guideline. However, the evidence was insufficient to add new recommendations in these areas at this time.
We did not find any evidence related to routine maintenance and training and education.
After considering all the evidence and views of topic experts and stakeholders, we decided not to update NICE guideline CG174.
See how we made the decision for further information.
This page was last updated: 24 April 2017