Further explanation of the methodology used can be found in the quality standards process guide.
The documents below contain recommendations from NICE guidance or other NICE-accredited recommendations that were used by the quality standards advisory committee to develop the quality standard statements and measures.
Intravenous fluid therapy in children and young people in hospital (2015) NICE guideline NG29
It is important that the quality standard is considered alongside current policy documents, including:
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (2012) Drug safety update: Intravenous 0.18% saline/4% glucose infusion solution ('hypotonic saline') in children: reports of fatal hyponatraemia
National Patient Safety Agency (2007) Reducing the risk of hyponatraemia when administering intravenous infusions to children
Intravenous fluid therapy in adults in hospital (2013) NICE guideline CG174