I. Overall Goals of Fluid and Electrolyte Management
Fluid therapy is an essential component of the care of hospitalized children. Appropriate fluid management involves the calculation and administration of water volume and electrolyte concentration of:
- Maintenance Requirements
- Initial Deficit Repletion
- Ongoing Losses
This basic principle should be followed whether providing oral or parenteral fluids.
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