Surveillance decision

Surveillance decision

We will not update the guideline on intravenous fluid therapy in adults in hospital at this time.

Reason for the decision

Assessing the evidence

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

  • resuscitation

  • 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.


No equalities issues were identified during the surveillance process.

Overall decision

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.

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