Change in Complete Blood Count Parameters and Vital Signs After Intravenous Infusion of 1 Liter of Normal Saline

Gokcen E., Cevik Y., Gunaydin G. P. , DOĞAN N. Ö. , Tekin M.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.17, no.2, pp.71-74, 2018 (ESCI) identifier


Aim: In patients with suspected acute hemorrhage in the emergency department, the first-line of treatment is intravenous fluid therapy. The most frequently used parameters to estimate the amount of hemorrhage and to plan the management are the vital signs, hemoglobin (Hb), and hematocrit (Hct) values. In this study, we aimed to define possible changes in the vital signs, Hb, and Hct values after intravenous infusion of 1 L normal saline in non-hemorrhagic patients to interpret the Hb and Hct values in hemorrhagic patients who receive the same treatment.