Question:

What are the keys to differentiating hydration therapy from drug administration?

Answer:

The keyword in differentiating hydration therapy from drug administration is that hydration therapy involves pre-packaged fluids or pre-packaged electrolytes. Common fluids include but are not limited to the following: normal saline solution, dextrose 5% solution (D5W), D5-1/2 normal saline + 30 mEq KCL, and lactated ringer’s.

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