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The table below gives the normal maintenance fluid volumes based on weight for mild to moderately dehydrated children. For the first 10kg of weight- 4ml/kg/hour, for the second 10kg – 2ml/kg/hr, for all remaining kg – 1ml/kg/hr. Aim for 75-100% of the fluid volumes listed below per hour when awake, given gradually over the hour via syringe. Fluid should be clear, ideally oral rehydration solutions e.g. Dioralyte. If the child is breast-fed continue breastfeeding. Seek review if the patient
If the assessment shows “Red” features refer patient to PAU.
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Provide parents / carers with advice:
Follow up by arranging a review by an appropriate health care professional
Direct to local numbers
The paediatric hub can be contacted on the following telephone numbers:
Daytime (08:00- 18:30) - 01452 687 000
OOH Healthcare Professional (HCP) Line (18:30-08:00) - 0330 053 6359