|Fluid needs are important to consider for TF patients. Specific water needs for an individual can be calculated as 1 ml/kcal or 35 ml/kg usual body weight (UBW). Patients who have large water losses through perspiration or oozing wounds may require more fluids.
Sample Fluid Needs Calculation:
80 kg patient, intake 2500 kcal
80kg x 35ml/kg = 2800ml water/d
2500 kcal x 1ml/kcal = 2500ml water/d