From age or weight to situation specific drugs & doses in 2 touches.
We all know that one of the hardest things about dealing with very sick children is the wide variety of sizes they come in!
Currently we use ‘guesstimate’ formula for weight, based on age in years, and then derive the correct doses of various drugs either from memory or formularies, whilst simultaneously dealing with the acutely sick child.
These guesstimates are known to be inaccurate, but referencing against the gold standard charts is hugely time consuming in the acute situation.
Peds ED converts the age of the child in weeks, months, or years (including premature babies) into weight by referencing to WHO weight charts, increasing accuracy by up to 25%.
Peds ED then offers the user a list of emergency clinical situations to chose from.
Key Resus Data
Fluids – Bolus
Fluid – Maintenance
Fluid – Rehydration
Fluid - Burns resuscitation
Once selected each of these modules provides an aggregate of drugs & dosages or equipment sizes potentially required to resuscitate that child!
Adrenaline (Cardiac arrest IV, anaphylaxis Neb IV & IM, Infusion)
Atropine (bradycardia & anaesthesia adjunct)
Chlorpheniramine PO & IV
Diazepam (PR & IV)
ET Tube (size, length, tidal volume)
Energy (Cardiac arrest & SVT)
Fluids (burns calc, maintenance, dehydration calc)
Salbutemol (Neb & IV)
Finalist 2010 NHS Patient Safety Awards
Presentation 2009 EuSEP & ACEP Valencia
Presentation 2009 CEM Imperial College
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Paeds ED: so simple, a child could treat itself!