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A male patient, age 2 months old, is brought to the emergency department for vomiting and diarrhea. The child has vomited 10 times in the past 24 hours and has had 3 wet diapers and 7 dirty diapers in the past 24 hours. On exam the child is upset with the exam, vital signs are on the monitor, cap refill is 6 seconds and mucous membranes are sticky. 

 

This child weighs 5 kgs. 

How many cc's of normal saline do you give?

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Authors

Dr. Susan Bannister

Susan.Bannister@ahs.ca

Mike Paget

mkpaget@ucalgary.ca

Manager - Academic Technologies - Cumming School of Medicine

Reviewer

Dr. Hosanna Au