Chapter 5. Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician2,3,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow4 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer5,6
  1. Julian Kelly MBBS, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer5 and
  2. Trevor Duke MD, FRACP Intensive Care Specialist Associate Professor Director1

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch5

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Kelly, J. and Duke, T. (2009) Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 3

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 4

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 5

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 6

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for International Child Health, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  2. 5

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051

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Keywords:

  • fluids and nutrition;
  • fluid and electrolyte therapy;
  • normal serum albumin (NSA);
  • acid–base problems;
  • safe fluid management;
  • hypovolaemic shock;
  • metabolic acidosis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Hypovolaemic shock

  • Replacement and maintenance therapy

  • Acid-base problems

  • Management of some special conditions

  • The newborn

  • Commonly used intravenous solutions

  • Formulae and definitions

  • Useful formulae