Quote from HopefulRN2006
Hi...I have looked everywhere for the answer....and can't find it.
Solution containers for toddlers should contain no more than
to prevent fluid overload..
I can't find any info in any books.
Are you referring to parenteral (IV) fluid limits? If so, I choose 100 ml. I can't give you any official version, just my own opinion, based on several years' experience doing clinicals on the pediatrics unit.
As I'm sure you are aware, 1-3 yrs are the toddler years. Average weight in kgs: 10-15. 24 hour fluid resuscitation needs for infants and toddlers are generally calibrated according to this formula: 10 kg and below: 100 ml/kg; 10-20 kg: 1000 + 50 ml/kg; greater than 20 kg: 1500 + 20 ml/kg.
Using this formula, the 24 hour fluid needs of the average toddler can range from 1000 ml to 1500 ml, or 42 ml - 62.5 ml/hr over a 24 hour period.
In pediatric settings, buretrols and IV pumps are required in delivering IV fluids. The fluid limits should be strictly set at no more than twice the mls/hr. This is a fail-safe mechanism, in order to prevent fluid overload in the child. Therefore, the limit should be 84-135 ml. This is why I chose the option of 100 ml. Hope this helps