For your convenience, the SmartFlow application automatically calculates fluid rates based on the patient weight. The fluid calculator applies the same way to any item added in the Fluids section (including Bolus rate) of the flowsheet or anesthetic sheet.
Listed below is the formula that we use to calculate fluid rates:
(1.2 x ([weight,kg] ^ 0.75) * 70) / 24
This is a standard calculation for fluid rate based on RER of the healthy patient.
For Reference view: Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Manual, by Karol A. Mathews.
Please let us know if you still have any questions regarding the calculation.
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