As part of our software, we automatically calculate fluid rates for you based on the patient weight you enter in when you add a patient to the software.

Please note that the fluid calculator applies the same way to any item added in the "Fluids" section of the flowsheet or anesthetic sheet.


Listed below is the formula that we use to calculate rates.


Maintenance:

((1.2 x (kg ^ 0.75)) x 70) / 24


This is a standard calculation for fluid rate based on RER of the healthy patient. 

Reference: 'Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Manual' by Karol A. Mathews


If you have any further questions regarding our formula please let us know.