Safe Prescribing

Resources and projects to reduce prescribing errors in paediatrics including dosage calculators, apps, prescription charts, guides and workbooks.

Guides and Courses

Checklists and Charts

Dosage Calculators and Apps

  • Emergency Drug Dose Calculator

    This is an emergency drug calculator tool used by the South Thames Retrieval Service which moves critically ill children around the South Thames region. In addition to performing...

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  • 36 Hour Gentamicin Calculator

    This tool has been used to check safe prescription of gentamicin by medical staff on the general paediatrics and special care baby units. It is also used by...

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  • New Zealand Emergency Bolus and Infusion Calculators

    New Zealand has a single national PICU retrieving all critically ill children. The emergency drug calculator is used to calculate emergency drug doses and volumes based on weight...

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  • SORT Emergency Drug Calculator

    As a junior doctor managing critically unwell children involves the use of a range of drugs that are often unfamiliar and have weight dependant dose calculations.  In the...

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  • Neonatal Electronic Dose Calculator

    Electronic dose calculators designed for doctors and nursing staff as easy to use tools, providing a quick guide to doses of emergency drugs that a neonate may need....

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  • Glucose Admixture Calculator

    The calculation on non-standard glucose concentration e.g. 12.5% or 17.5% presented a problem. These concentrations were very seldom needed, so it was necessary to perform the calculation very...

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  • Leicester Children’s Emergency Department Drug Calculator

    It was recognised that a print out of a prescription compliant chart of the drugs needed to manage the critically unwell child was needed.

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  • NeoMate

    NeoMate is a smartphone app that aims to improve outcomes for newborn babies who require intensive care following birth. The app offers drug and fluid calculations, guides, and...

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Prescribing Errors

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