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1954_Stratocaster posted:
This post says "Administer the solution at a rate of 2 to 4 ml per pound (1 to 2 ml per kilo) of body weight per hour". Since a kilogram is a little more than two pounds, they have this exactly backwards. A rate of 2-4ml/lb/hr would be about 4-8ml/kg/hr. Assuming that the dosage per pound is correct. And if it is, using the conversion in the post for kilograms would result in seriously undertreating with fluids.

Do the math, people.
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Annie_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi 1954 Stratocaster,

Thanks for the heads up and I will let my bosses know so that they can fix the article page.

- Annie


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