We have had a feature request from Ontario Veterinary College that they would like the option to shut off fluid calculations for a few reasons.
1- That it is a teaching hospital and they would like students to be able to calculate fluid rates without knowing the answer from Smart Flow, as they don't want to have them rely on Smart Flow. (Given that post graduation they may not have access to it)
2- The fluid calculator is for crystalloids only, and therefore cannot (and shouldn't) be used for colloids, saline, blood products, etc.
3 - Bolus calculations are not the same calculations as what they use, especially for non crystalloid solutions and for cardio patients.
Fluid calculator review is in the plans.
thanks for reviewing it, Samantha!