Common Intravenous Fluids & Agents for Electrolyte Balance


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What are the main electrolytes needed in the body?

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1. Which of the following contains 9g/L of sodium chloride as the only electrolyte?

2. Which of the following hydrating agents contains both a sugar and electrolyte?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and printable worksheet make it easy to gauge your understanding of various agents for fluid and electrolyte balance. Multiple-choice questions on our assessments cover water levels in the body, hydrating agents, chemical ions the body needs and other related topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these assessments to test your knowledge of the following:

  • Primary electrolytes needed in the body
  • Term referring to lower than normal water levels in the body
  • Agent or solution containing 9g/L of sodium chloride as the only electrolyte
  • Hydrating agents containing both sugar and electrolyte
  • Term describing chemical ions necessary for body processes

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about hydrating agents and the main electrolytes the body needs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding lower than normal water levels in the body and chemical ions needed for body processes
  • Reading comprehension - read and pull essential information from the accompanying lesson that covers hydrating agents that can be given intravenously for electrolyte balance

Additional Learning

This quiz and worksheet are accompanied by an engaging lesson designed to deepen your knowledge of agents for fluid and electrolyte balance. This lesson is called Common Intravenous Fluids & Agents for Electrolyte Balance and covers the following:

  • Amount of water that makes up our bodies
  • Circumstances in which lactated ringers (LR) are the preferred hydrating agent
  • Differences between oral and IV electrolytes