IV Fluid Management in Children (1 month - 16 Years)



To improve the knowledge of Registered Nurse (RN), in the management and care of a child/ young person (1 month - 16 years), requiring Intravenous (IV) Fluid therapy in hospital.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session the RN should be able to:

  • Discuss normal fluid balance and the importance of maintaining hydration in child/young person
  • Consider fluid management in the perioperative child
  • Discuss fluid imbalances and management of same in children, eg hydration, overhydration, hypernatraemia and hyponatraemia
  • Discuss the importance of IV therapy and fluid requirements for the ill child
  • Consider the risks of intravenous fluid therapy and importance of monitoring
  • Understand the three modalities for giving IV fluids to children, depending on the situation, egfluid bolus, maintenance or deficit fluids
  • Apply DHSSPS/Trust guidelines and policies for the use of IV fluids in child/young person (1 month - 16 years)
  • Safely care for the child who is on IV therapy


Registered Nurses in Paediatric setting.


Lecture and discussion.



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