Choice of perioperative fluids and transfusion

  • I. Salvo
  • E. Zoia
Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)


This article gives a practical approach to the perioperative fluid management of infants and children undergoing surgical procedures. Understanding disorders of the body fluids and complicated systems controlling volume, distribution, tonicity, and composition of the fluids requires a knowledge of the normal body water compartments and their chemical composition as well as the normal function of the control mechanism. Therefore, we will start briefly by discussing the normal anatomy of the body fluids.


Fluid Intake Total Body Water Clear Liquid Paediatric Outpatient Fluid Requirement 
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