Silly question. Urine output per hour?

  1. I can't remember what the normal urine output per hour is?

    I keep thinking 33cc/hr? (if thats wrong, why am I thinking that??? lol)

    lol, thanks
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   CuriousMe
    Quote from anonymous1919
    I can't remember what the normal urine output per hour is?

    I keep thinking 33cc/hr? (if thats wrong, why am I thinking that??? lol)

    lol, thanks

    at least 30 ml/hr
  4. by   anonymous1919
    Quote from CuriousMe
    at least 30 ml/hr
    tyty!
  5. by   Boog'sCRRN246
    We were told in the beginning of our nursing program that 30mL/hr was the cut off for adequate, but that's in an otherwise healthy person. If you really want to make sure the kidneys are perfused properly, it's more like 1mL/kg/hr. So, for example, if a person weighs 80kg, in order to make sure their kidney perfusion/urinary output is adequate they need to be putting out at least 80mL/hr.
  6. by   Mike R
    Quote from Boog'sGirl724
    We were told in the beginning of our nursing program that 30mL/hr was the cut off for adequate, but that's in an otherwise healthy person. If you really want to make sure the kidneys are perfused properly, it's more like 1mL/kg/hr. So, for example, if a person weighs 80kg, in order to make sure their kidney perfusion/urinary output is adequate they need to be putting out at least 80mL/hr.
    Interesting. My instructor told me 0.5mL/kg/hr. I love how there are so many ideas of what "normal" is out there.
  7. by   talaxandra
    In a way they're both right - 0.5ml/kg/hr is the minimum output indicating adequate renal perfusion and function, but >1ml/kg/hr indicates optimal hydration and adequate perfusion/function.

    The former is often referred to a 30ml/hr, working on 60k (142lb) as an average weight. Obviously this means that patients who weigh more than this hypothetical average may be significantly dehydrated or hypoperfused is their output is only reported/treated when it drops below 30ml/hr.
  8. by   DCoffill
    .5ml/kg/h for children 1ml/kg/h for adults 1200-15ml/24h
  9. by   Meriwhen
    Generally, it's an average of at least 30ml/hr.
  10. by   Iseeyou_RN
    Anonymous,
    That is not a silly question! I'm glad you asked when you weren't sure A patient's urine output can be a very important "vital sign". I ask questions every day and continue to learn new things every day. Keep up the good work
  11. by   smasem
    0.5-1 cc/kg/hour

    but others says 30-40 cc/h
  12. by   Mike R
    Quote from talaxandra
    In a way they're both right - 0.5ml/kg/hr is the minimum output indicating adequate renal perfusion and function, but >1ml/kg/hr indicates optimal hydration and adequate perfusion/function.

    The former is often referred to a 30ml/hr, working on 60k (142lb) as an average weight. Obviously this means that patients who weigh more than this hypothetical average may be significantly dehydrated or hypoperfused is their output is only reported/treated when it drops below 30ml/hr.
    Now that's an encompassing answer I can get behind. Thanks!
  13. by   JasonJehosephat
    Quote from talaxandra
    ... The former is often referred to a 30ml/hr, working on 60k (142lb) as an average weight.
    Caution: 60 kg is approximately 132 lbs, not 142.
    Last edit by JasonJehosephat on Nov 22, '15 : Reason: I forgot to quote what I was responding to

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