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Pediatric Fluids and Electrolyte Therapy
For maintenance fluids, enter only the weight.
Current Weight : 
Pre-Illness Weight :   or % Dehydration
Duration of Illness :  Temperature :
Sodium (Na+) :  mEq/L
Initial Therapy :  cc, or cc/kg of normal saline

Total 24 Hours Water (cc) Na+ (mEq) K+ (mEq)
Maintenance
Deficit
24-Hour Total
 
Fluid Therapy Information
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First 8 Hours Water (cc) Na+ (mEq) K+ (mEq)
Maintenance
Deficit
Free Water  
Initial Bolus  
8-Hour Total
per 1000 cc
Suggested Fluid Therapy : to run at cc/hr :

Next 16 Hours Water (cc) Na+ (mEq) K+ (mEq)
Maintenance
Deficit
Free Water  
16-Hour Total
per 1000 cc
Suggested Fluid Therapy : to run at cc/hr :

References:
Boineau FG and Lewy JE: Estimation of Parenteral Fluid Requirements. Pediatric Clinics of North America 1990; 37(2):257-321.
Feld LG, Kaskel FJ, and Schoeneman MJ: The Approach to Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy in Pediatrics. Advances in Pediatrics 1988; 35:497-536.
Sieberry GK and Iannone R. The Harriet Lane Handbook. Mosby: St. Louis, 2000.

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