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Calculation Task 10
You are required to prescribe some intravenous fluid for a 3 year old child who has been unwell for the last 5 days. The child weighs 16.0kg.
Using the information below, calculate the rate of fluid administration in ml/hour.
IV Maintenance Fluids/24 Hours
100ml/kg - For the first 10kg
50ml/kg - For the next 10kg
20ml/kg - For all weight >20kg
Child's Weight = 16kg
100ml/kg - For the first 10kg (100 x 10 = 1000ml)
50ml/kg - For the next 10kg (50 x 6 = 300ml)
Total fluid requirement = 1300ml/24 hours
The question requests fluid administration in ml/hour
1300 / 24 = 54.17ml/hour