John Myburgh hypothesises that resuscitation fluids cause more harm than they save lives.
Passive Leg Raise (PLR) transiently increases venous return in patients who are preload responsive, as such it is a diagnostic test not a treatment. It is a predictor of Fluid responsiveness
Fluid bolus therapy is widely administered to patients with undifferentiated hypotension and for patients with severe sepsis
The fluid challenge (FC) aims at identifying patients in whom fluid administration improves haemodynamics (known as "fluid responsiveness")
Fluid responsiveness is an increase of stroke volume of 10-15% after the patient receives 500 ml of crystalloid over 10-15 minutes (as defined by Paul Marik). The definitive test for fluid responsiveness is a Fluid challenge
Haney Mallemat wowed the masses at smaccGOLD with this spectacular presentation