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01 What Do I Need To Know?

WHATS NORMAL?


Normal Abnormal
Number of voids per day

4-7 dependant on age of child

Becomes less as child is older

3 or less per day or

More than 7 per day

Expected bladder capacity

(30 ml x age) + 30 ml

 

Too small < 65 % or

too large> 130 %

Post void residual volume Nil

> 20 ml on repeated testing

1-20 ml borderline

Bowels

Type 3-4 Bristol stool scale

At least 3 or more times per week

 

 

EXPECTED BLADDER CAPACITY FOR AGE

Age

years     

Expected Bladder capacity       

for age (mls)

(age x30) + 30 ml

65% too small       

(mls)

 

150% too large       

(mls)

 

5  180  <117  >270
6  210  <137  >315
7  240  <156  >360
8  270  <175  >405
9  300  <195  >450
10  330  <215  >505
11  360  <234  >540
12  390  <253  >585

FLUID REQUIREMENTS FOR AGE

Age

years    

mls/kg/day     Average weight   

Daily fluids

Aim for at least  50 ml per kg per day   

4 70-80  16 kgs  800 mls
8 60-70  25 kgs  1250 mls
12 50-60  45 kgs  2250 ml


02 What Others Say

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03 Clinicians Tools and Resources

Time and Volume Chart Girls

Time and Volume Chart Boys

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Last updated: 18/05/2013