Over the last 20 years, the practice of giving a high volume of
fluids for shock has come under some question.
Clinical and basic science literature does not support this practice.
There is growing evidence that early aggressive fluid
resuscitation with crystalloid-based fluids is associated with a
variety of complications.
Both human and animal studies have shown the benefit of
delayed and minimal fluid resuscitation until severe bleeding
has been controlled.
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