This spreadsheet is designed to provide general information about dosage, equipment and vital signs for pediatric emergency care purposes. It is customizable in order to allow for users to enter the appropriate dosing regimens and medication concentrations appropriate to their EMS service or healthcare institution. Instructions are provided regarding customization of this Excel spreadsheet. Reasonable efforts have been made to prevent corruption of this document during the customization process, however, users should verify the accuracy of calculations before deploying this reference tool within their organization.
(from Colorado EMSC - click "Open Resource" to download spreadsheet)
This clinical report is a revision of “Preparing for Pediatric Emergencies: Drugs to Consider.” It updates the list, indications, and dosages of medications used to treat pediatric emergencies in the prehospital, pediatric clinic, and emergency department settings. Although it is not an all-inclusive list of medications that may be used in all emergencies, this resource will be helpful when treating a vast majority of pediatric medical emergencies. Dosage recommendations are consistent with current emergency references such as the Advanced Pediatric Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support textbooks and American Heart Association resuscitation guidelines.