Paediatric prescribing position statement

This statement promotes best practice in prescribing, dispensing and administering of medicines for paediatric patients.

The Paediatric Prescribing Position Statement includes recommendations to:

  • Document date of birth and current body weight,
  • Basis for dose calculation (mg/kg) and dose in units of mass (mg) in all paediatric prescriptions
  • Verify all dose calculations and the total dose discuss the dose with parents and carers.