Intravenous Nutrition
IVN and Fluids Calculator for Preterm Infants

 

Carl Kuschel
Revised July 2009
Clinical Guidelines Back Newborn Services Home Page

Patient Data

Date of fluid order

   

Surname

  Enter a surname if the order is to be printed.

Hospital Number

   Enter a hospital ID number if the order is to be printed.

Age of baby

   

Working weight

g Click here to open the term infant IVN worksheet

Planned daily fluid intake

ml/kg/day
to be given over
IVN and lipid may be given over a period <24 hours if the baby is receiving intermittent infusions that interrupt fluid administration.

Arterial line fluids

ml/hour

Other infusions
(excluding insulin)

ml/hour
  • Please consider whether the infusions should be made up in 5% dextrose, 10% dextrose, 0.45% NaCl, or 0.9% NaCl.

Lipid

g/kg/day

Oral feeds

ml every hours

IVN amino acid solution

Solution
Maximal desired intake: ml/kg/day.
This is the most that you want the baby to receive, even if the baby can tolerate a greater intake.
Maximum possible intake:
Based on current oral feeds and the maximum you have set above.
Actual intake:
  • Protein intakes will be limited to 4g/kg/day from the IVN amino acid solution, and a total of 4.5g/kg/day of combined IVN and oral protein.

Additional dextrose

Dextrose. Heparin (250U/500ml) is not necessary unless running through a separate lumen.
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IVN and Fluid Order

Date of order Name
Working weight Hospital number

ml/day

ml/kg/day

Fluid Type (and special instructions)

ml/hour

IVN -

Lipid



Oral fluids
 

ml/day

ml/kg/day
Totals


ml/hour

Nutritional Information

Energy

Total Energy Intake

 
 

Energy from IVN

 
 

Protein - IVN

 

Protein - total

 

Fat - Lipid

 

Carbohydrate - IVN


 

Carbohydrate - additional dextrose


 

Carbohydrate - IVN and additional


 

Oral feeds

 

Electrolytes and Minerals

Sodium

  • This value excludes flushes and medications.
 
 
 

Potassium

  • This value excludes infusions and medications.
 

Calcium