II. Types

  1. Albumin 5%
    1. May be beneficial in Fluid Replacement (e.g. Sepsis)
    2. Avoid in Traumatic Brain Injury
  2. Synthetic colloid (Hetastarch, Dextran 40 or 60)
    1. Not recommended
  3. Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP)
    1. Used for coagulopathy reversal, not for volume expansion

III. Advantages

  1. Remains in intravascular space for hours

IV. Disadvantages

  1. Risk of sensitivity reactions

V. References

  1. Loflin (2015) Crit Dec Emerg Med 29(9): 11-18

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