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JRCALC 2006 Ped drug dosages


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#1 threemilerun

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:29 PM

I`ve been reviewing drug calculations for pediatrics for UK paramedics based on the JRcalc 2006 and am confused!..drug calcualtions do not seem to be made by weight but each drug has a specific dosage for each year of age and month of age in the first year of life......how are paramedics supposed to remember them without a formula.....any thoughts from UK paramedics?


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#2 Arctickat

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:06 AM

Broslow tape?


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:13 AM

It's the same concept of a broslow tape... I'm guessing every unit has one and they always use that just like most medic units in the states...


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

We haven't had broslow tapes on our trucks/cars for years in SECAMB. We just use our JRCALC pocket books. The doses are based on an average weight. We used to use age + 4 x 2 and I still do if I'm caught out. This is rare as I have my own paeds laminated cards in my top pocket. Apparently the new guidelines will be out soon and should contain dexamethasone for croup.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:39 AM

I eagerly await the new JRCALC guidelines, maybe they'll look a little less like what we had 20 years ago this time :)


Edited by Kiwiology, 10 February 2013 - 10:39 AM.

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