This is a general guide for the "average" sized child. If doubt arises over the dosage e.g.. because of the child's size or an underlying medical condition, check the dosage in the eBNF.
Check if the dose has been quoted in mg. or ml.
|Estimated Wt (Kg)||-||10Kg||14Kg||18Kg||22Kg||26Kg||30Kg|
|20ml/Kg fluid bolus||By wt||200ml||280ml||360ml||440ml||520ml||600ml|
|Paracetamol 15mg/Kg||By wt||150mg||210mg||270mg||330mg||390mg||450mg|
(only single dose if none in previous 12 hrs)
|Morphine IV (0.1mg/Kg)||By wt||1.0mg||1.4mg||1.8mg||2.2mg||2.6mg||3mg|
|Diclofenac 1mg/Kg (PO/PR)||By wt||10mg||14mg||18mg||22mg||26mg||30mg|
|Adrenaline 1:1000 IM||150mcg (0.15mL) IM||300mcg (0.3mL) IM|
|Chlorpheniramine IV/IM||2.5 - 5mg||5 - 10mg|
|Hydrocortisone IV/IM||By wt||50mg||100mg|
|Diazepam PR (0.5mg/Kg approx)||2.5||5mg||5mg||10mg||10mg||10mg||10mg|
|Lorazepam 0.1mg/kg IV|