IV/IO Dextrose Rule of 50!

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How to correct hypoglycaemia:

  • Neonate 5 ml/kg of 10% Dextrose (10×5=50)
  • Infant 2 ml/kg of 25% Dextrose (25×2=50)
  • Older child or Adult 1 ml/kg of 50% Dextrose (50×1=50)

How to make different Dextrose solutions:

  • 50 ml of 50% Dextrose + 50 ml NS = 25% Dextrose
  • 50 ml of 50% Dextrose + 150 ml NS = 12.5% Dextrose

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