Pediatric Dosage Rules/ Learn

Amie Bedgood, Austin Community College

Amie Bedgood, Austin Community College

Introduction

After the completion of this module you will be able to:

- Calculate the proper dose for a child when given the adult dose of a drug using the following methods:
- Nomogram Method (Using a Child's Body Surface Area)
- Friend's Rule (Using the Child's Age in Months)
- Young's Rule (Using the Child's Age in Years)
- Clark's Rule (Child's Weight in Pounds)
- Parkland's Burn Formula
- Calculate the proper dose for a patient given the recommended dose of a drug.