Table 3

Average dose of NaHCO3

Average dose of NaHCO3 (mEq/kg)Total n=20 patients with both recorded weight and sodium bicarbonate amount given
Twenty of the 21 patients had both weight and amount of NaHCO3 recorded. Eight of these 20 patients (40%) were given the recommended 1–2 mEq/kg dose of NaHCO3. Percentages are shown in parentheses.
>2 mEq/kg1 (5)
1–2 mEq/kg8 (40)
0.75–1 mEq/kg7 (35)
<0.75 mEq/kg4 (20)