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Questions to ask about IV fluid therapy

Questions to ask about IV fluid therapy

These questions may help you and your family or carers talk about IV fluids with your healthcare team.

  • What does having IV fluids involve?

  • Why do I need IV fluids?

  • How will I get the IV fluids? Will it hurt?

  • How long will I need IV fluids for?

  • How will my fluids be monitored?

  • How will IV fluids help?

  • Are there any side effects to watch out for?

  • What tests will be needed?

  • Will having IV fluids affect other medicines?

  • Who should I speak to if I notice any problems?

  • Do you have an information leaflet or is there a website on having IV fluids?

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