24hr Fluid Balance Chart (FBC)

Last updated 20.09.12

 

Index

 

Definition

-  Chart of all fluid input & output to pt in 24hrs

 

Features

-  Assists w ass of volume status & planning of IV fluid therapy

-  Correlate clinically to determine hydration in particular by urine output

-  More accurate if IDC in situ & NBM on IV fluids

 

Components

-  Input chart

-  Includes IV fluids, infusions (meds..), oral fluids

-  Progress total = vol given so far to time

-  Also record amount left in bag

-  Output chart

-  Includes catheters, voiding, drains

-   Ascitic tap

-  Usually does not include vomiting or diarrhoea

-  Summary gives +, - or even fluid balance for 24hrs