Why is patient's fluid rate changed to Maintenance rate?
Modified on: Fri, 20 Nov, 2020 at 12:12 PM
If you noticed the change in the prescribed fluid rate (e.g. it drop to the maintenance rate), the most likely reason for this is that you have changed the patient's weight. In this case, the Hourly fluid rate value will be recalculated based on the new weight and selected Sx rate. So that, if the selected Sx rate is 1.0x the fluid rate will drop to the recalculated Maintenance rate and will not consider your previous custom entrance:
After the Patient weight change
To prevent this situation, we recommend using the Sx factor instead of entering a customer value for Maintenance rate or Hourly fluid rate:
After the patient's weight change
Always check the fluid rate with each change in the patient's weight. We believe that each patient should be clinically assessed, and the appropriate professional should decide on fluid levels before starting a treatment.
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