VIC Branch: Intravenous Fluid Management in Adults - how did we get here?

6:30pm Wednesday, 31 October 2018
8:00pm Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Branch CPD Event
Lecture Theatre 1, Monash University
381 Royal Parade
Parkville, Victoria 3052

This presentation will provide an overview of intravenous fluid management in adults including product availability, selection and prescribing

Learning objectives:

  • Select appropriate intravenous fluids to be used in different clinical situations 
  • Describe the range of common fluids available in Australia and how we have ended up with these 
  • Identify variations in international practice on use of intravenous fluid therapy 
  • Distinguish between intravenous fluid regimens used for routine maintenance therapy versus replacement or resuscitation
  • Explain how medical practitioners assess and calculate patient's fluid needs 
  • Identify common scenarios where inappropriate fluid prescribing may occur


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Associate Professor Forbes McGain; MBBS, FANZCA, FCICM, PhD. Anaesthetist and Intensive Care Physician, Western Health and Honorary Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Sydney

Competency Standards

  • 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • 3.2.4 Prescribe medicines
  • 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016 


This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group-1 CPD (or 1 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2018/82.