This handbook was designed for the large number of residents from a variety of disciplines that rotate through pediatrics during their first year of training. It may also be helpful for clinical clerks during their time on the pediatric wards, as well as for pediatric residents and elective students.
Hopefully this demystifies some of the ‘pediatric specific’ logistics, and gives a few practical suggestions for drug dosages and fluid requirements. This is intended only to act as a guideline for general pediatrics use, and some drugs, doses, indications and monitoring requirements may differ in individual situations. We would like to thank Mark Duffett (PICU pharmacist) for compiling and editing the pediatric formulary section and Dr. Moyez Ladhani for editing and supporting the production of this handbook. We would very much appreciate any feedback, suggestions or contributions emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org