Hypertonic Saline for Perioperative Fluid Management

Published:February 27, 2012DOI:
      This is a summary of a Cochrane Review. The full citation and the names of the researchers who conducted the review are listed in the Reference section.QUESTION: WHAT ARE the benefits and harms of hypertonic saline (HS) versus isotonic saline (IS) solutions administered to patients undergoing surgery?
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        • McAlister V.
        • Burns K.E.A.
        • Znajda T.
        • Church B.
        Hypertonic saline for peri-operative fluid management.
        Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010; : CD005576


      Daphne Stannard, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS, FCCM, is Associate Chief Nurse Researcher and Perianesthesia Clinical Nurse Specialist, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, and a member of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF)