Ok folks... I'm going to raise a hot button issue here... Growing up in EMS, and spending lots of time with medics, I've heard LOTS of stories about EMS providers using IV fluid as either prophylaxis or treatment for a hangover. When I was in Baltimore for the EMS conference, the issue came up and I heard some perspective I hadn't heard before. Now--- the big question: Is it appropriate for an ALS practitioner to use IV fluid to treat dehydration... specifically hangovers? Is it appropriate at work? Is it appropriate at home? Does your agency have any policies preventing it? WHY? Oh.. and just a little warning - PLEASE REMEMBER that whatever you post is indexed on Google... so don't post anything here that you wouldn't want your boss to someday find.