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Paediatric prescribing position statement


Paediatric prescribing position statement

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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.
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