Paediatric Prescribing Position Statement (Word 92 KB) (PDF 76 KB)
The statement promotes best practice in prescribing, dispensing and administering of medicines for paediatric patients.
The 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.