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The Commission has developed a position statement on paediatric prescribing with support from professional organisations and colleges. 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.