The 1st 20-30 mL should be infused slowly & under careful observation of the patient. Compensation of minor losses of blood or plasma, pre- & intra-operative routine prophylaxis
500-1,000 mL infused over 1-3 hr. Major losses of blood or plasma
Average dose is between 1,000 & 2,000 mL. Emergency situations or shock conditions
Initially 500 mL administered by forced infusion over 5-10 min. Thereafter, the infusion can be continued w/ doses corresponding to actual losses of blood or plasma. Isovolaemic haemodilution
Amount of infused soln corresponds to the w/drawn plasma vol. Dose should not exceed 20 mL/kg. During extracorporal circulation
Normally, between 500 & 1,000 mL.