Nowadays for a large number of patients admitted to a hospital intravenous infusion of fluids is an important part of their treatment. These fluids serve as a correction of the fluid and/or electrolyte balance, as a carrier for drugs, as a substitute to oral nutrition or to compensate the loss of blood. Despite the fact, that many infusions are accompanied by a lot of problems, coherent and basical investigations into the origin of these problems have hardly been done. At the same time there are no criteria for the choice, judgement and use of available, sometimes very sophisticated infusion equipment. In this thesis an analysis of problems is described. It is tried to solve problems in such a way that a scheme for daily practice can be obtained. ... Zie: Summary
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