# Calculating daily maintenance fluids for pediatrics

by Sherri
(Raleigh NC)

I am stuck on the 100/50/20 procedure. Can you walk me through these to see how my book got its answers?

1. Total volume and hourly IV flow rate for a 3500g infant receiving maintenance fluids. Infuse____ ml at ____ml/hr. They have 2 and 23.Do I calculate it as 3500 g or 3.5 kg? what do I put for the 100, 50, and 20?

2. Total volume and hourly IV flow rate for a 13 kg child receiving maintenance IV fluids. Infuse ___ml at ____ml/hr. They have 80 and 6. How do they get this and what do I put for 100/50/20?

4. Total volume and hourly IV flow rate for a 25 kg child receiving maintenance IV fluids. Infuse ____
ml at____ ml/hr. They have 120 and 3.How do they get this and what do I put for 100, 50, and 20?

6. Total volume and hourly IV flow rate for an 8800g child receiving maintenance IV fluids. Infuse___ ml at ____ml/hr. Of course this is like #1.They have 880 and 35 for their answers. Again, how do they get this and what do I put for 100, 50, and 20?