Pediatric Maintenance Fluids Calculator

The pediatric maintenance fluids calculator is a tool used to calculate the fluid requirements for children. These fluids are usually given intravenously. Fluids can also be given to correct a deficit or if the patient has gone into shock.

Fast Facts:

  • Children have different fluid requirements than adults.
  • This amount varies based on the weight of the child.
  • Infants need more fluids than older children.