Medication guides for use in Queensland
Paediatric empirical antimicrobial guidelines
Clinicians working in Townsville, Cairns and Gold Coast Hospital and Health Services’ should follow their local paediatric empirical antimicrobial therapy guidelines. Clinicians elsewhere in Queensland should follow the Children’s Health Queensland’s (CHQ’s) paediatric antimicrobial prescribing guidelines until the results of microbiological investigations are available.
Children’s Resuscitation Emergency Drug Dosage (CREDD)
Weight-based medication and equipment guide intended for use by clinicians managing critically unwell children during the initial stages of resuscitation. It contains information on the recommended dosing, preparation and delivery of drugs administered in a wide range of paediatric emergencies. View online
Other medication resources
Australian Medicines Handbook Children’s Dosing Companion (AMH CDC)
Best practice medicines information for paediatrics in Australia, including dosing.
Best practice therapeutic guidelines for Australia.
Paediatric Injectable Guidelines
Queensland Children’s Hospital preferred resource for parenteral medicine administration information. This resource replaces CHQ Guide to Reconstitution and Administration of Injectable Drugs in Paediatrics (now discontinued).
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
Information on Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme including subsidised medicines.
Australian Approved Product Information (enter drug and click green tab Full PI) and Consumer Medicines Information (enter drug and click green tab CMI). Note: Medicine use in paediatrics is often off-label, or outside Australian approved product information.
Clinicians Knowledge Network
Queensland Health corporate suite of medicines information. Available from QHEPS home page.
Information on drugs and other chemicals brestfeeding mothers may be exposed to, including information on possible adverse effects on the nursing infant.
Best practice management recommendations for suspected poisoning from NZ.
Paediatric Injectable Drugs (Teddy Bear) Book
Resource for parenteral medicine administration information from US.
Micromedex Intravenous Compatibility (Trissel’s)
Interactive tool for checking compatibility of combinations of medicines, using US sourced information.
“Don’t Rush to Crush”
Information on crushing and dispersing oral solid dose forms. Access the medicine monograph in MIMS Online from the abbreviated PI screen, click the green tab: Crush?
Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH)
Best practice medicines information for Australia, primarily adult focused.
Micromedex Paediatrics and Neofax
Best practice medicines information for US. Open with Internet Explorer.
British National Formulary for Children (BNFC)
Best practice medicines information for paediatrics in Britain. Most useful where information not available in Australian resources/ unusual practice.
Hale’s Medication and Mother’s Milk
Information on the amount of medicine in breast milk with ability to search by medicine class for the best option for the breastfeeding mother. Includes adult concerns and instruction for infant monitoring.