Hypotonic Solution – Intravenous Therapy

Hypotonic Solution 1/2 NS0.45% NS (0.45 NaCl)
Hypotonic Solution 1/4NS0.225% NS (0.225% NaCl)
Hypotonic Solution ConcentrationLess concentration of solutes than plasma (Less solutes, more fluid)

Hypotonic Solution UsesUsed to TX cellular dehydration
Action of Hypotonic SolutionsCauses fluid to shift from blood vessels into cells.
Nursing Implications – Dont GiveDont give if pt. is at risk for third-spacing (Fluid fills the interstitial spaces)… Check Albumin Levels (3.5-5)