The BNF for Children (BNFC) provides essential practical information to all healthcare professionals involved in the prescribing, dispensing, monitoring and administration of medicines to children.
The resource addresses a significant knowledge gap in many areas of paediatric practice by providing practical information on the use of medicines in children of all ages from birth to adolescence.The resource includes:
• Guidance on the drug management of common childhood condition
• Practical advice on topics such as prescription writing and reporting adverse drug reactions
• Hands-on information on prescribing, monitoring, dispensing and administering medicines for childhood disorders
• Comprehensive dosing guidance for children from birth up to 18 years old
• Details of products on the market as well as reference to many essential products that are not licensed
• Indication of the licensing status of drugs.
Recommendations in the BNF for Children have been constructed on the basis of authoritative sources, emerging evidence and best practice guidelines. The content has been carefully validated by a network of paediatric experts and the process is overseen by a paediatric formulary committee.
• Shares the familiar structure of the British National Formulary (BNF) and is designed to be used in paediatric and general practice settings
• Includes information on unlicensed use of medicines and provides details of unlicensed medicines that can be imported, manufactured by ‘special order' or prepared extemporaneously
• Covers the drug treatment of rare childhood conditions, provides guidance on specialist paediatric interventions and includes details of those medicines that are used in children in a different way to adults
• As a point-of-care tool it is important that it provides practitioners with the most up-to-date information and therefore the latest edition is essential.
SIGNIFICANT CONTENT UPDATES FOR LATEST EDITION
The BNF for Children 2014-2015 has been revised and revalidated to reflect changes in product availability, emerging safety concerns and shifts in clinical practice.
Significant updates include:
• Revised dose and monitoring requirements for gentamicin in neonatal sepsis
• Safety restrictions on the use of codeine, domperidone, and metoclopramide
• Significant dose changes to amoxicillin, ampicillin, paracetamol, metronidazole, and naloxone
• New advice on switching between different manufacturers’ products of an antiepileptic drug
• Updated advice on the use of ototoxic ear drops in children with perforated tympanic membrane or patent grommet
• Changes to recommendations on interchangeability of oral mesalazine preparations
• Updated guidance on prevention of pertussis
• Rotavirus vaccine included on immunisation schedule, and changes to schedule for meningococcal group C conjugate vaccine
• New safety information on serious hypersensitivity reactions with intravenous iron
Authors: Published jointly by the British Medical Association, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group.
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Learning the names, mechanisms, indications of drugs is a daunting task for healthcare students, qualified doctors and nurses. Books and apps for the BNF and other comprehensive drug references are important, but bulky and overwhelming.
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• Delivers rapidly accessible and practical advice to the clinician in a user-friendly and convenient format which can be applied at the cot-side
• Provides information on neonatal emergencies, good communication practice, common problems encountered on the ward, and procedures
• Written using all available evidence, and covers guidance from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and other relevant bodies
• Features diagrams, tables, and photos to support the text
The Oxford Handbook of Neonatology meets the needs of all healthcare professionals involved in the care of newborn babies. It delivers rapidly accessible and practical advice to the clinician in a user-friendly and convenient format that can be applied at the cot-side. This handbook covers guidance from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and other relevant bodies. Providing information on neonatal emergencies, good communication practice, common problems encountered on the ward, and procedures, it features diagrams, tables, and photos to support the text. Taking a family-centred approach, this is the essential resource for all healthcare professionals working within neonatology, from the undergraduate medical student, to the doctor on the ward.
Readership: Trainee doctors in paediatrics, doctors sub-specialising in neonatology, neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatal nurses, midwives, general practitioners, anaesthetists, surgeons, and undergraduate medical students.
Authors:Grenville Fox, Nicholas Hoque, and Timothy Watts
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This version contains all doses for adult, children and neonates in addition to who can prescribe (restrictions) and preparation. Prices of different preparations are available for staff only.
Searching in this version is limited to drug generic names only.
Project is fully developed in-house by HIU (health informatics Unit) in Rashid Hospital, by Engr Marios Isaac & Dr Yaser Abu Hajjaj.
The NICE BNFC app is currently only available to NHS staff in England, Scotland and Wales.
Aimed at pharmacists, doctors, nurses, social care professionals and other healthcare professionals who prescribe and administer medicines, the app provides easy offline access to-up-to-date practical information on prescribing, dispensing and administrating medicines for children.
To use the NICE BNFC app for the first time and to activate any content updates, you will need to enter your NHS Athens user name and password.
Eligible users in England can register for an NHS Athens account by selecting the Journal and Database section on NHS Evidence.
Eligible users in Scotland can register for an NHS Athens account by visiting The Knowledge Network website and selecting the login option at the top of the homepage.
Eligible users in Wales register for an NHS Athens account by visiting the NHS Wales e-Library for health website and selecting the Athens option on the homepage.
Social care staff who meet the NHS Athens eligibility criteria can also download and access the content.
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Calculated using the Cockcroft and Gault formula: (140 − Age) × Weight × Constant/ Serum creatinine.
Male constant = 1.23, Female constant = 1.04.
Tested against the BNF online calculator.