New CPG: Nasogastric fluids

The CPG committee has developed a Nasogastric fluids CPG. The CPG covers nasogastric fluid therapy for rehydration, maintenance fluids and restricted fluids in unwell children.


The Key points for the CPG are

  1. Whenever possible the enteral route (oral or nasogastric) should be used for fluids
  2. Shocked children require Intravenous (IV) resuscitation – see Resuscitation: care of the seriously unwell child
  3. Serial weights are the best measure of acute changes in fluid status
  4. Rehydration treats dehydration, not the underlying cause. Careful and regular clinical review is required

The CPG forms part of suite of hydration CPGs covering IV fluids, dehydration, vomiting and gastroenteritis.

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