To administer the drugs, they are diluted in water-based solutions so as not to irritate the veins.
Thus, every day, patients receive large amounts of fluid, and despite the treatments to promote elimination, it is extremely common that resuscitation patients have edema. The limbs swell, especially the hands.
It happens in some cases that these swellings are generalized to the whole body including the face, it is resorbed thereafter.
Patients are regularly weighed and when necessary, it is possible to accelerate this resorption.