Ensuring appropriate fluid vol & rate for peds

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Ensuring appropriate fluid vol & rate for peds

I am wondering if anyone has built safeguards in place to alert a prescriber or pharmacist that the amount of fluid being ordered is likely inappropriate for the size of the child.

So for example, something that alerts the prescriber or pharmacist that 1000 mL of fluid is not appropriate for a 9kg patient.

Safeguards could involve custom FDB rules, custom EMR build, tools to support appropriate ordering, etc. Thanks for sharing any work you have done in this arena!