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Intravenous Solutions for Exploration MissionsThis paper describes the intravenous (IV) fluids requirements being developed for medical care during NASA s future exploration class missions. Previous research on IV solution generation and mixing in space is summarized. The current exploration baseline mission profiles are introduced, potential medical conditions described and evaluated for fluidic needs, and operational issues assessed. We briefly introduce potential methods for generating IV fluids in microgravity. Conclusions on the recommended fluid volume requirements are presented.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Miller, Fletcher J. (National Center for Space Exploration Research on Fluids and Combustion Cleveland, OH, United States)
Niederhaus, Charles (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Barlow, Karen (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Griffin, DeVon (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
January 11, 2007
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
Report/Patent Number
AIAA Paper-2007-544
Meeting Information
45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit(Reno, NV)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 444543.01.02.01
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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