Weight:

  • 8 + (2 x the age in years)

Pediatric Systolic Blood Pressure:

  • 70 + (2 x the age in years) = hypotensive
  • 90 + (2 x the age in years) = normotensive

Pediatric bolus (NS or LR):

  • 20 ml/kg

Neonate bolus (NS or LR):

  • 10 ml/kg

Pediatric maintenance infusion, 4-2-1, ideally D5 0.9% NS, D5 0.45% NS, or NS:

  • 4 mL/kg for first 10kg
  • 2 ml/kg for the second 10 kg
  • 1 ml/kg for every additional kg after 20kg
  • [ex. 35kg child, (4×10) + (2×10) + (1×15) = 75ml/hr]

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