Intravenous fluid management for the acutely ill child.

@article{Moritz2011IntravenousFM,
  title={Intravenous fluid management for the acutely ill child.},
  author={Michael L Moritz and Juan Carlos Ayus},
  journal={Current opinion in pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={186-93}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To review the principles of prescribing intravenous fluids (IVFs) to the acutely ill child and of adjusting sodium composition and fluid rate to prevent disorders in serum sodium or volume status from occurring. RECENT FINDINGS Recent data have revealed that the historic approach of administering hypotonic IVFs results in a high incidence of hospital-acquired hyponatremia in children. The majority of hospitalized children requiring IVFs are at risk for developing… CONTINUE READING

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