Emergency Drug Dosing in Children - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702046391, 9780702058202

Emergency Drug Dosing in Children

1st Edition

A Resuscitation Aid for Paediatric Emergencies

Print ISBN: 9780702046391
eBook ISBN: 9780702058202
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 23rd April 2012
Page Count: 268

Key Features


An essential pocket reference for paediatric emergency medicine. This is a practical, synoptic resuscitation aid providing comprehensive guidelines about equipment sizes and drug doses, including how to prepare, dilute and administer drugs in the emergency room.

What’s covered in the book:

  • Practical pharmacology in children
  • Overcoming medication errors in the Emergency Department
  • Paediatric resuscitation and teamwork
  • How to use the PAWPER tape and Broselow tape
  • A comprehensive guide to equipment sizing in children
  • Bolus drug dosing guidelines for more than 80 commonly-used emergency drugs
  • Infusion drug dosing guidelines for the most frequently used emergency infusions
  • Useful formulas and information for managing paediatric emergencies
  • Pearls and pitfalls information on emergency drugs and emergency equipment

Suitable for:


Paediatric critical care

Paediatric emergency medicine

Table of Contents

Emergency Drug Dosing in Children Made Easy – Wells et al

 Glossary & list of abbreviations

1. Pharmacology in children

This section will highlight the differences in pharmacokinetics and pharmacocodynamics between adults and children, the changes that occur between infancy and adolescence and the differences between health and critical illness or injury.

2. Medication errors in children in the Emergency Department

A description of the significance of medication errors in children, especially in the Emergency Department, how these errors occur, and how they can (and must) be avoided. A discussion of resuscitation aids and team dynamics in paediatric resuscitation.

3. Paediatric assessment – the first 30 seconds; the first 3 minutes; the first 30 minutes.

A short easy approach to assessing critically ill or injured children in the ED.

4. Instructions on how to use the Broselow tape

How to use the Broselow tape & incorporate this into team-based resuscitation.

5. Instructions on how to use the PAWPER tape

How to use the PAWPER tape & incorporate this into team-based resuscitation. A discussion of the value of including a measure of body habitus into length-based weight estimation in children.

6. Instructions on how to use the EDDC

How to use the drug-dose guideline section of the book.

7. Bolus drug dosing – grey, pink, red, purple, yellow, white, blue, orange, green

The section containing the comprehensive drug dose guidelines for bolus IV drug dose administration by weight groups; the weights are grouped according to the Broselow-Luten colour zones to facilitate use with the Broselow tape.

8. Infusion drug dosing</STR


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