Pop Quiz Hotshot
I’m reading my way through “The Little ICU Book” and it’s surprisingly good reading. Straightforward and all high yield stuff. (I’m actually going to take it on vacation with me next week.) While reading, I’ve come across a few things that I had never heard of in medical school, or were not made entirely clear, or I just wasn’t paying attention when it was it taught. I’ve always learned best by quizzing myself, so in that vein, this will be the first of hopefully many pop quizzes about of EM and ICU care. I’m sure for the next year or so these will all be pretty basic, so no worries. Answers will be in the comments.
Q: What fluid type (colloid, crystalloid, whole blood, packed RBCs) is the most effective for resuscitation in the setting of acute blood loss? Why?