Guidelines and checklists
Neonatal vancomycin prescription chart
Prior to the development of this prescription chart we had multiple drug errors relating to prescribed dose miscalculations, schedule and drug monitoring requirements, in neonatal unit at Leeds' Children's Hospital.
Manipulation of Drugs Required in Children (MODRIC) – A Guide for Health Professionals
A lack of authorised commercially available, age-appropriate formulations makes it difficult to administer medicines to babies and children.
Creating a Medication Safety Culture in PICU
A project to create medicines safety culture, empowering staff to say no to interruptions/ improving the reliability of incident reporting.
Patient safety improvement project - Prescription of intravenous fluid for administration in children
A local guideline and a patient safety improvement project to ensure adherence to guidelines in prescribing IV fluids.
Dosage calculators and apps
- Quality Assured
NeoMate is a smartphone app that aims to improve outcomes for newborn babies who require intensive care following birth.
Emergency Drug Dose Calculator
This is an emergency drug calculator tool used by the South Thames Retrieval Service which moves critically ill children around the South Thames region.
Ibuprofen Care Bundle
Identified errors in prescribed and administered dosages of Ibuprofen to treat for the closure of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in preterm infants. There was a lack of understanding and knowledge of side effects from both the medical trainees and nursing staff.
Neonatal Blood Transfusion Care Bundle
Implementing Neonatal Blood Transfusion Bundle into a Local Neonatal Unit (LNU) within the Thames Valley and Wessex Operational Delivery Network
- Quality Assured
Respiratory Futures is a new focal point for the UK respiratory community building on the findings of the Respiratory Alliance and reaching across the traditional boundaries of primary and secondary care.
Liverpool Adverse Drug Reaction Avoidability Assessment Tool (LAAT)
Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are common in children. They contribute significantly to patient morbidity, mortality and hospitalisation costs. The incidence of ADRs in hospitalised children has been reported as ranging from 0.6-16.8% among studies.