Administration of intravenous fluids is among the most common interventions performed in intensive care units (ICUs). The first description of fluids for resuscitation of a critically ill patient occurred during the 1830s cholera outbreak in England.1 In the 200 years since, debates continue surrounding the volume, composition, and rate of fluid administration, with few definitive answers to guide clinicians.
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