Intravenous fluid therapy in children and young people in hospital - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
This guideline covers general principles for managing intravenous (IV) fluids for children and young people under 16 years, including assessing fluid and electrolyte status and prescribing IV fluid therapy. It applies to a range of conditions and different settings. It does not include recommendations relating to specific conditions. This guideline represents a major opportunity to improve patient safety for children and young people having IV fluid therapy in hospital.
In June 2020, we amended a recommendation to clarify the use of isotonic crystalloids for routine maintenance in term neonates.