## How do you calculate IV fluids in a neonate?

1. For infants 3.5 to 10 kg the daily fluid requirement is 100 mL/kg.
2. For children 11-20 kg the daily fluid requirement is 1000 mL + 50 mL/kg for every kg over 10.
3. For children >20 kg the daily fluid requirement is 1500 mL + 20 mL/kg for every kg over 20, up to a maximum of 2400 mL daily.

## Can infants receive IV fluids?

Intravenous (IV) fluids and hyperalimentation Many babies in the NICU receive essential fluids and electrolytes through a tube in a vein called an IV. Some babies may need a special preparation called parenteral hyperalimentation, which contains nutrients they need until they are able to take milk feedings.

What are typical pediatric IV fluids?

Bolus fluids should be isotonic; either normal saline or lactated ringers solution is used at a volume of 20 mL per kg, given over 60 minutes. Repeat boluses are given if necessary to maintain adequate perfusion. Isotonic fluids are used because they provide rapid volume expansion in the plasma and extracellular fluid.

### What are the types of IV fluids?

The 4 main types of IV fluids include:

• Normal Saline.
• Half Normal Saline.
• Lactated Ringers.
• Dextrose.

### What IV fluids are given to neonates?

If term neonates need IV fluid resuscitation, use glucose-free crystalloids that contain sodium in the range 131–154 mmol/litre, with a bolus of 10–20 ml/kg over less than 10 minutes.

How much IV fluid is given for dehydration?

The fluid deficit in severe dehydration equals about 10% of body weight (i.e., 100 ml/kg). Infants should be given IV fluid at a rate of 30 ml/kg in the first hour, followed by 70 ml/kg in the next 5 hours, thus providing a total of 100 ml/kg in 6 hours.

#### Which IV fluid is best in children?

The preferred fluid type for IV maintenance is sodium chloride 0.9% with glucose 5%

• Plasma-Lyte 148 with glucose 5% (contains 5 mmol/L of potassium) – generally stocked in tertiary paediatric centres and intensive care.
• Hartmann’s with glucose 5%

#### How much IV fluid should be given for dehydration?

Which IV fluid is best for hypotension?

Both 0.9% saline and Ringer’s lactate are equally effective; Ringer’s lactate may be preferred in hemorrhagic shock because it somewhat minimizes acidosis and will not cause hyperchloremia. For patients with acute brain injury, 0.9% saline is preferred.

## How do you mix neonatal fluids?

The fluid and electrolyte requirements of the neonate are unique due to fluids shifts within the first few days and weeks of life….

STANDARD MAINTENANCE FLUID
First 24 hours of age 10% Glucose (500 mL)
More than 24 hours of age 10% Glucose (500 mL) + 10 mmoL Potassium Chloride + 0.225% Sodium Chloride

## How often should intravenous fluid be changed in neonates?

Normal anion gap = 8 – 16 mEq/L If a neonate weighs less than birth weight, utilise birth weight in all fluid calculations, unless specified by the medical team 500 mL fluids bags should be used within the neonatal population – both term and preterm Intravenous Fluids +/- additives should be changed every 24 hours including patient stock bags

What are the fluid and electrolyte requirements of a neonate?

The fluid and electrolyte requirements of the neonate are unique due to fluids shifts within the first few days and weeks of life. At birth, there is an excess of extracellular fluid which decreases over the first few days after birth; extracellular fluid and insensible water losses increase as weight and gestational age decrease.

### What are the guidelines for intravenous fluid management?

Neonatal Intravenous Fluid Management 1 Introduction. Disorders of fluid and electrolyte imbalance are amongst the most common disorders encountered in unwell neonates (both term and preterm). 2 Aim. 3 Definition of Terms 4 Assessment. 5 Management. 6 Companion Documents 7 Evidence Table. 8 References.

### What are the clinical guidelines for maintenance IVFs?

Despite the common use of maintenance IVFs, there is high variability in fluid prescribing practices and a lack of guidelines for fluid composition administration and electrolyte monitoring. The administration of hypotonic IVFs has been the standard in pediatrics.