This guideline covers general principles for managing intravenous (IV) fluids for children and young people under 16 years, including assessing fluid and electrolyte status and prescribing IV fluid therapy.
It applies to a range of conditions and different settings. It does not include recommendations relating to specific conditions. This guideline represents a major opportunity to improve patient safety for children and young people having IV fluid therapy in hospital.
This guideline includes recommendations on:
Neilson J, O'Neill F, Dawoud D, Crean P. Intravenous fluids in children and young people: summary of NICE guidance. BMJ. 2015; 351
Dawoud D, Fenu E, Griffin EA, Wonderling D, Ritchie G, Crean P. Intravenous Fluids for Children: Cost and Threshold Analysis to Inform the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Clinical Guideline Recommendation. Value in Health. 19(7):A607