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Subcutaneous Rehydration

Pediatric Emergency Playbook

Well, it turns out, what is old is new again. The subcutaneous tissues will swell to a point where you have a steady state fluid administration rate, and as soon as you stop the infusion, the remaining fluid will start to subside as it is absorbed. A 25-gauge butterfly or 24-gauge angiocatheter works well from an infant to an elder.