Paediatric Injectable Guidelines are now available on CKN

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Clinicians treating paediatric patients now have access to authoritative injectable drugs guidelines. The Paediatric Injectable Guidelines (PIG) is a decision support tool compiled by pharmacists at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne to assist in the safe and effective administration of injectable medicines in children. The guidelines have been developed to provide concise and consistent, practical information for clinicians on medicines administration.

The Paediatric Injectable Guidelines provides advice tailored for nursing, pharmacy and medical staff on preparation and administration of injectable medications. The information is specific to the paediatric setting with important details such as powder volume to calculate part vial doses, maximum concentrations to reduce fluid volume, and line access considerations. They offer important information on:

- Specific parenteral administration advice for paediatric patients
- Compatibility of medications with IV fluids – including compatibility with Plasma-Lyte 148
- Parenteral nutrition and fat emulsion compatibility & incompatibility
- Intravenous fluid additive calculations
- Infusion solution composition details

Precautions around administration are also given without distracting the user with unnecessary detail.

Access the Paediatric Injectable Guidelines from the CKN Medicines and Point of Care resource menus.

last updated: 
Friday, 20 April, 2018