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Infusion therapy with fluid and volume replacement solutions

Fluid & Volume Therapy is a basic therapy in hospitals all over the world. Infusion solutions belong to the most commonly prescribed medications. In this huge therapeutic area successful intravenous fluid management depends on making a clear distinction between the concept of fluid and volume replacement.

Prescription

Prescription

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Depending on the individual clinical needs and condition of the patient, the appropriate fluid treatment, electrolyte regimen and medication are decided upon by the physician and the respective order is placed.

Intravenous solutions are used in virtually every treatment for example for maintenance, osmotherapy, correction of electrolyte imbalances or as carrier for the administration of drugs.

Plasma Volume Replacement Solutions

B. Braun has decades of expertise in the field of volume therapy. More than 30 years of successful outcomes with volume substitution and hemodilution prove the superior quality of B. Braun products. Millions of customers throughout the world trust in our experience and competence.

Patient Access

Patient Access

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Access to the patient’s venous system may be established using different types of devices, depending on the appropriate route of administration. Based on the patient condition and solution to be administered, the infusion is done either via a central or peripheral venous access.

For all access routes, you will find an appropriate B. Braun product solution with integrated safety features designed to help prevent healthcare workers and patients from the risks related to blood exposure and needlestick injuries.

Preparation

Preparation

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Many drugs are not available as a readyto-use format and have to be diluted, reconstituted or admixed with others to suit patients’ therapeutic needs. From the traditional needle and syringe to more elaborate needle-free admixture tools, it takes a number of products and steps to prepare infusion solutions.

In order to support your drug preparation processes both in the pharmacy and on the ward, B. Braun has developed a wide range of products with dedicated safety features.

Application

Application

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Intravenous medication may be applied via an automated pump or simply using a gravity infusion. For pump-assisted application, the type of infusion may lead to the decision whether a volumetric pump or a syringe-driven pump will be suitable.

For either one, dedicated infusion sets and accessories are available within the B. Braun portfolio. The B. Braun automated infusion systems also integrate special features which are aimed at reducing medication and dosage errors.

Discharge Management

Discharge Management

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After hospitalization, patients may have to stay on IV medication. Therefore, intravenous therapies are no longer confined to the hospital and may as well be delivered in alternative care settings or at home.

B. Braun provides drug preparation and application solutions for the homecare setting, thereby offering the possibility for continuous support also once the treatment of the patient in the hospital is finished.