Maintenance Intravenous Fluids: Quality Improvement Resources and Tools

Maintenance Intravenous (IV) Fluids: Quality Improvement Resources & Tools

​Clinical Practice Guideline

Provider Resources

Pediatric Care Online: Maintenance Intravenous Fluids in Children (Webinar) – Drs Leonard G. Feld, Michael L. Moritz, and Matthew D. Garber, on behalf of the AAP Subcommittee on Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy, discuss the new AAP guideline "Clinical Practice Guideline: Maintenance Intravenous Fluids in Children." During this webinar, the presenters review the following topics for general pediatricians: definitions; objective; background; methods; results; and conclusions and limitations. 

AAP Section on Hospital Medicine LISTSERV© Live Webinar Series: Maintenance Intravenous Fluids in Children – The presenters review the following topics from the AAP guideline for hospitalists: definitions; objective; background; methods; results; and conclusions and limitations.

Implementation Tools

Maintenance Intravenous Fluids Quality Improvement (QI) Metric – Measurable outcomes that are typically based on key action statements. This resource consists of inclusion/exclusion criteria, overall aim/goal, and descriptions of the numerators/denominators needed to calculate the metric.

Maintanence Intravenous Fluids Key Driver Diagram – This resource serves as a map or guide to quality improvement. Aims are usually identified with key drivers serving as the “what” you need to do and the secondary drivers or implementation tools/resources serving as the “how” you will achieve the desired change.

Maintenance Intravenous Fluids Sample Order Set – The SAMPLE Plan/Order Set is intended to be utilized with children that are not volume depleted. The sample serves as an example of an actionable plan within an electronic health record and is meant to be utilized in conjunction with the guideline algorithm. 

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