Project Information

Fluid management for gastroschisis patients

Project Description: Early fluid management goals for gastroschisis patients has evolved over the years. There is a delicate balance between keeping the newborn gastroschisis patient adequately hydrated from GI losses and creating volume overload leading to edematous bowel tissue. The admission weight for gastroschisis patients is often highly variable from following days' patient weights, making it difficult to evaluate the fluid status. Literature suggests that having a standard approach to management can improve outcomes. The objective of this QIPR project is to determine what impact our current management has had on hydration status, electrolyte balance, and urine output.

QPI: Keliana, O'Mara, (



UF Health Big Aims: Reduce Variation None

MeSH Keywords: Dehydration, Oliguria, Intensive Care, Neonatal, Gastroschisis, Parenteral Nutrition