NCLEX Review: IV Fluids

IV fluids can be placed in two general categories: colloids and crystalloids. Our focus for this NCLEX review lesson will be on crystalloids, which is a watery type solution of mineral salts and other water-soluble molecules. These are the most commonly used IV solutions for fluid replacement. There are three different types: isotonic, hypotonic and hypertonic. Join us during your NCLEX exam preparation as we discuss what these three types are and give examples of each. We will also talk about how each solution affects the relationship between cells and water.

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by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: January 12, 2021