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    Maintenance Fluids Calculations

    Calculates pediatric maintenance fluid requirements by weight.
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    • Determining IV fluid rates for patients who are not taking oral fluids (either from vomiting or being NPO).
    • Determining IV fluid requirements for patients who are dehydrated or have insensible losses or third spacing.

    Weight-based dosing of fluids is important given the fact that a patient's total body water (and blood volume) are based on their weight.

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    Past, current, and future hydration status should always be considered when prescribing maintenance fluids, as under-dosing will lead to dehydration and renal insufficiency, and over-dosing may lead to fluid overload and edema in some patients.

    Dr. Malcolm Holliday

    About the Creator

    Malcolm Holliday, MD, (d. 2014) was a pediatric nephrologist and physiologist. Dr. Holliday’s original work studying inherited tubular disorders and congenital renal defects eventually led him to become professor of pediatrics and chief of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at University of California San Francisco, a position he held for over two and a half decades of his 60 year career.

    To view Dr. Malcolm Holliday's publications, visit PubMed