Chloride is an electrolyte symbolized by the letters Cl and is by far, without question, the most important electrolyte of them all. It is so important that chloride should be monitored with serial blood draws every hour on the hour from admission until discharge. Even if it's normal the first time. You just can't take a chance; it's chloride, for Pete's sake!
Other Critical Things
- Nurse Initiates Lesser-Known Chloride Repletion Protocol (Gomerblog)