[PDF] Intravenous fluid use in children hospitalised with appendicitis or bronchiolitis: a Northern Ireland audit

Source:
Guidelines and Audit Implementation Network - GAIN
Publisher:
Guidelines and Audit Implementation Network (GAIN)
Publication date:
01 November 2012

Abstract

This audit aimed to measure compliance with DHSSPS guideline on Paediatric Parenteral Fluid Therapy (September 2007) and NPSA Patient safety alert 22. This was done by:

  • Documentation of IV fluids and laboratory monitoring in two key conditions in hospitalised children and young people at high risk for hyponatraemia (not resuscitation) – appendicitis and bronchiolitis (including ages greater than one month up until 15 years and 364 days)
  • Documentation of any adverse clinical outcomes (clinical deterioration or electrolyte abnormality) in any patient associated with: (a) Correct use of guideline directed IV fluids (b) Incorrect use of guideline directed IV fluids
  • To provide essential data required for subsequent review/revision of the new regional guideline.