Importance of Intravenous Fluid administration in Patients’ Reference to the Emergency Department from Patients and Their Companions’ Point of View

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Alireza Ala
Samad Shams Vahdati
Elham Kheslati
Babak Abri Aghdam
Sama Rahnemayan


Objectives: In this study, we evaluated the importance and effect of fluid therapy in patients referred to the emergency department in terms of patient satisfaction from recovery.

Methods: In this descriptive analytical study, 215 patients and 290 companions were included. Patients who were prescribed intravenous fluids in the emergency room of a university hospital, and their companions were asked questions about the importance of fluid therapy in improving their clinical symptoms and filled a questionnaire about the importance of fluid therapy in the process of patients' recovery.

Results: Overall 54.9% of patients and 43.1% of their relatives believed that they cannot recover unless they receive IV fluid therapy with suitable medicine. Also 97.2% of patients and 96.6% of their companions thought that drugs effects increase if they are administered with IV fluid.

Conclusions: Based on the findings of this study, unfortunately the majority of patients and patients' companions commented on a topic outside their specialty despite not having sufficient and academic information about treatment and medicine. The effectiveness and usefulness of serum therapy has also been acknowledged.

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