Cheatsheet

for a child of 14 kg, aged 3y 3m
👇 to PCA
Age years months
Weight kg
Please see this page for details of the dosages and calculations used here.
Premed Amount
Midazolam (buccal) 4.2 mg
Midazolam (oral) 7 mg
Dexmedetomidine (intranasal)* 28 mcg
* 2mcg/kg, can be up to 4mcg/kg (max 200mcg)
Drug Amount Volume (mls)
Suxamethonium (IV) 14 mg 0.28
Atropine 280 mcg 0.47
Drug Amount Volume (mls)
Propofol 1% 42 mg 4.2
Ketamine 10mg/ml 35 mg 3.5
Rocuronium (normal) 8.4 mg 0.84
Rocuronium (RSI) 14 mg 1.4
Neostig/Glyco 0.28 ml 0.28
Drug Amount
Cefuroxime 700 mg
Co-amoxiclav 420 mg
Metronidazole 105 mg
Gentamicin 42 mg
Drug Amount Volume (mls)
Ondansetron 2.1 mg 1.05
Dexamethasone 2.1 mg 0.64
Drug Amt Vol (mls) Freq
Paracetamol IV 210 mg 21 4-6 hrly, max QDS
Ibuprofen PO 140 mg 6-8hrly
Diclofenac PO/PR 14 mg 8 hrly

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epidural prescription - under construction. see guideline
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