A client has moderate-to-severe hypotonic extracellular fluid loss. Which IV fluids can be administered to correct the fluid balance?
• Hypotonic dehydration refers to depletion of fluids and electrolytes with greater losses of electrolytes, resulting in hypotonic extracellular fluid
• 10% dextrose in water, 5% dextrose in 0.9% saline, and 5% dextrose in 0.45% saline are all considered hypertonic solutions, raising the osmolality of ECF
• Lactated Ringer's, 0.9% normal saline, and 5% dextrose in 0.225% saline are all isotonic solutions, capable only of expanding the ECF