HYDRATION?!

HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?

BABELFISH *

There are several methods to calculate the daily hydration needed depending on body weight, body surface, climate, activity etc.

Body surface method:

 

 

 

it’s complicated.

 

Body weight method:

 

 

 

adults:

30ml/kg ( 1fl oz/ 1,1lb)

 

children:

60ml/kg ( 1fl oz/ 1lb) – changes with age

 

children with CF:

60ml/kg ( 2fl oz/ 2,2lb) + 50 %

Example:

8 years old child, with CF, 30kg: 60ml x 30kg = 1800ml + 900ml ( CF-bonus) = 2,7 l /day (91 fl oz/day)

Hydration Marker: without calculating you can tell by checking the TONGUE, if the person drinks enough and is well hydrated.

 

Well hydrated tongue: the tongue is all over GLOSSY, shiny and well hydrated. The tongue is nice pink and uniform everywhere.

HYDRATION?!

HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?

BABELFISH *

There are several methods to calculate the daily hydration needed depending on body weight, body surface, climate, activity etc.

Body surface method:

 

 

 

it’s complicated.

 

Body weight method:

 

 

 

adults:

30ml/kg ( 1fl oz/ 1,1lb)

 

children:

60ml/kg ( 1fl oz/ 1lb) – changes with age

 

children with CF:

60ml/kg ( 2fl oz/ 2,2lb) + 50 %

Example:

8 years old child, with CF, 30kg: 60ml x 30kg = 1800ml + 900ml ( CF-bonus) = 2,7 l /day (91 fl oz/day)

Hydration Marker: without calculating you can tell by checking the TONGUE, if the person drinks enough and is well hydrated.

 

Well hydrated tongue: the tongue is all over GLOSSY, shiny and well hydrated. The tongue is nice pink and uniform everywhere.