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Method of Holliday and Segar for Determining the Maintenance Fluid and Electrolyte Requirements of a Hospitalized Patient

Purpose:

To use to method of Holliday and Segar to determine the fluid and electrolyte requirements for the "average" hospitalized patient.

Specialty:

Endocrinology
Clinical Laboratory
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

dosage calculations

ICD-10:

E86

Description:

Holliday and Segar developed a method for predicting the maintenance requirements of fluids and electrolytes for the "average" hospitalized patient. This can help guide the orders for fluid and electrolyte administration. The authors are from Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.

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