Pediatric Potpourri. Jaundice Meningitis Basic Fluid Management. Objectives. To be able to thoroughly evaluate and treat Hyperbilirubinemia To be able to recognize meningitis and treat Understand and calculate daily maintenance fluid volume needs for a well child.
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JaundiceMeningitisBasic Fluid Management
ASSESS An Infant’s Risk
It’s not just the Bhutani Nomogram and Bilitool
Direct Hyperbilirubinemia >2mg/dl
>10% of the total serum bili
When using this nomogram, remember that "risk" refers to the risk of a subsequent bilirubin level in that infant >95%ile for age.
A follow-up bilirubin is recommended in 6-12 hours if known hemolysis by direct Coomb\'s or ETCO (end-tidal carbon monoxide) and otherwise recommended within 24 hours (high risk)
This method is based on the assumption that for every 100 calories metabolized 100ml of water is required. This method is based on metabolic rate.
THIS METHOD DOES NOT WORK FOR INFANTS LESS THAN 14 DAYS OLD
Weight = Kilocalories expended = Volume (ml) of H2O needed
Weight kcal / 24hr cc / 24 hr
Infant < 10 kg (4) 100 kcal / kg 100 cc/kg
Child 10-20 kg (2) 1000 kcal + 50 kcal per kg over 10 1000cc+ 50cc/kg
For each kg 20-80 (1)1500 kcal + 20 kcal per kg over 20 1500cc+20cc/kg
Max ~2400 cc/day (~100 cc/hr)***
30 mEq NaCl / L
20 mEq KCl / L
Potassium 2 mEq/L per 100 ml = 20 mEq/L
Order: D5 ¼ NS with 20 meq KCl/L for maintenance fluid
Why then is Everyone writing for 1/2NS or NS on the Pediatric Wards?
Preillness weight – illness weight/preillness weight x100%= % Dehydrated=Necessary Fluid Replacement