Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Research
Provides essential practical information to all healthcare professionals involved in the prescribing, dispensing, monitoring, and administration of medicines to children.
It encourages the safe, effective, and appropriate use of medicines for the management of childhood conditions.
New in BNF for Children 2009:
Management of acute asthma: A new table summarizes the latest information on the management of acute asthma
Chapter 14: Immunological products and vaccines: The chapter on immunological products and vaccines has been updated and reformatted for ease of use
Influenza: BNFC summarizes the latest guidance on the prevention and treatment of influenza, and includes recommendations on the use of osteltamivir in children under 1 year
Otitis media and hospital-acquired pneumonia: Guidance on the antibacterial treatment of otitis media and hospital-acquired pneumonia has been updated
Nutrition: New tables have been introduced on enteral feeds and nutritional supplements for infants and older children
Intravenous infusions for neonatal intensive care: A new appendix on intravenous infusions for neonatal intensive care has been added
Caffeine: Safe practice advice has been introduced on the use of caffeine
Tacrolimus: Healthcare professionals are alerted to the danger of switching between different preparations of tacrolimus
How BNFC is constructed: This new section provides valuable insight into how the national prescribing resource is constructed
Information in BNFC has been validated against emerging evidence, best practice guidelines, and advice from a network of clinical experts. The text is published under the authority of a Paediatric Formulary Committee.