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Maintenance Fluid (Children)

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Calculation of maintenance fluid requirements for children based on age, using the 4-2-1 rule which is derived form the Holliday-Segar nomogram.

All calculations must be confirmed before use. The authors make no claims of the accuracy of the information contained herein; and these suggested doses are not a substitute for clinical judgement.

Last reviewed: July 14, 2015.

Topics: Critical Care