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Pediatric Injectable Drugs

Pediatric Injectable Drugs, published by ASHP, provides an essential online resource for healthcare professionals working with paediatric patients.

For nearly 30 years, pharmacists treating children's disorders – from newborns through to adolescents – have relied on this work (known as the Teddy Bear Book) for their evidence-based IV drug recommendations. Containing age-specific dosing and administration guidelines throughout, you'll find all you need to recommend the best treatment.

How Pediatric Injectable Drugs will help you

  • Ideal for use on the wards with its practical, easy-to-access information on dosing, administration, warnings and other tips for practitioners
  • Its searchable content, standardised headers, list of abbreviations and index of generic and brand drug names help you retrieve the information you need quickly and effectively

Updates

All the content is revalidated, revised and updated on a regular basis.

Who should use this resource?

  • Hospital pharmacies and pharmacists
  • Nurses and physicians
  • Healthcare institutions
  • Healthcare professionals caring for paediatric patients

Key coverage includes:

  • Commonly used paediatric drugs, including: Abatacept, Adalimumab, Conivaptan, Esomeprazole, Epoetin alpha, Etanercept, Hydroxocobalamin, Ibuprofen lysine, Levetiracetam, Protein c concentrate, Human tigecycline and Zolendronic acid
  • Monographs are drawn from more than 4,700 total references, and each has been studied by a minimum of five reviewers to ensure accuracy

Each drug monograph consists of:

  • Brand names
  • Safety information (including medication error potential, U.S. boxed warnings, and contraindications)
  • Infusion related cautions
  • Age-specific dosing information (including maximum dosages and adjustments in organ dysfunction)
  • Additives
  • Suitable diluents
  • Maximum concentration
  • Preparation and delivery
  • IV push, intermittent infusion, and continuous infusion recommendations
  • Other routes of administration (including IV and IM guidelines compiled specifically for paediatric patients)
  • Comments by pharmacy professionals in the field

The resource also includes nomograms for determining body mass and body surface of children from height and weight, and information about Y-site compatibility of medications with parenteral nutrition.

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