Pediatric Dosage Calculator

Pediatric Dosing Calculator

Pediatric Dose Calculator


Credentials
This web-based dosage calculator has been used in a real-world pediatric emergency room at a public hospital since 2005.

Technical Specifications
The project is written in JavaScript and as such will work with any web environment and technology.

License
Open Source / Free

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Sample Output Screen


Woodhull Medical Center Pediatric Emergency Medications
Patient: Test Patient MR: 1234567890 Date of Birth: 1/1/2000
Weight: 3.3 kg. Age: 14 yrs. Defibrillation Dose (2 J/kg): 7 J
ET tube: 7 Maintenance Fluids: 14 ml/hr Cardioversion Dose (0.5 J/kg): 2 J
Drug (Concentration) Dose/kg Weight Dose (Volume)
Epinephrine 1:10,000 (0.1 mg/ml) 0.01 mg/kg 3.3 kg 0.03 mg ( 0.33 ml )
Epinephrine 1:1,000 (1 mg/ml)
[For ETT use only if no IV access]
0.1 mg/kg 3.3 kg 0.33 mg ( 0.33 ml ) [ETT use only]
Atropine (0.1 mg/ml) 0.01 mg/kg 3.3 kg 0.15 mg ( 1.5 ml ) [Minimum Dose]
Sodium Bicarbonate 4.2% (0.5 mEq/ml) 1 mEq/kg 3.3 kg 3.3 mEq ( 6.6 ml )
Calcium Chloride 10% (100 mg/ml) 20 mg/kg 3.3 kg 66 mg ( 0.66 ml )
Calcium Gluconate 10% (100 mg/ml) 100 mg/kg 3.3 kg 330 mg ( 3.3 ml )
Lidocaine 2% (20 mg/ml) 1 mg/kg 3.3 kg 3.3 mg ( 0.16 ml )
Amiodarone (50 mg/ml)
300 mg in 100 ml D5W   [Infuse over 20 min]
5 mg/kg 3.3 kg 16.5 mg ( 0.33 ml )
5.5 ml of diluted solution
Adenosine (3 mg/ml)
3 mg in 10 ml NS   [Double dose to effect to 12 mg max]
0.1 mg/kg 3.3 kg 0.33 mg ( 0.11 ml )
1.1 ml of diluted solution
Naloxone (0.4 mg/ml)   [Repeat q2-3 minutes to effect] 0.1 mg/kg 3.3 kg 0.33 mg ( 0.83 ml )
Dextrose 10% (0.1 g/ml) 0.2 g/kg 3.3 kg 0.66 g ( 6.6 ml )
Dextrose 25% (0.25 g/ml) 0.25 g/kg 3.3 kg 0.83 g ( 3.3 ml )
Mannitol (0.25 g/ml) 0.5 g/kg 3.3 kg 1.65 g ( 6.6 ml )
Flumazenil (0.1 mg/ml) 0.01 mg/kg 3.3 kg 0.03 mg ( 0.33 ml )
Magnesium Sulfate (10 mg/ml)   D5W 25 mg/kg 3.3 kg 82.5 mg ( 8.25 ml )
Lorazepam (2 mg/ml) 0.1 mg/kg 3.3 kg 0.33 mg ( 0.17 ml )
Intubation Medications
Drug (Concentration) Dose/kg Weight Dose (Volume)
Succinylcholine (20 mg/ml) 1 mg/kg 3.3 kg 3.3 mg ( 0.16 ml )
Vecuronium (1 mg/ml) 0.1 mg/kg 3.3 kg 0.33 mg ( 0.33 ml )
Rocuronium (10 mg/ml) 0.6 mg/kg 3.3 kg 1.98 mg ( 0.2 ml )
Midazolam (1 mg/ml) 0.1 mg/kg 3.3 kg 0.33 mg ( 0.33 ml )
Fentanyl (50 mcg/ml) 1 mcg/kg 3.3 kg 3.3 mcg ( 0.07 ml )
Ketamine (50 mg/ml) 1 mg/kg 3.3 kg 3.3 mg ( 0.07 ml )
Continuous Infusions - Starting Dosage Range
Premix Solution Dose Range
(mcg/kg/min)
 Weight  Infusion Dose
(mcg/min)
Infusion Rate
(ml/min)
Infusion Rate
(ml/hr)
Alprostadil 500 mcg / 50 ml D5W 0.05 - 0.2 3.3 kg 0.17 - 0.66 0.02 - 0.07 0.99 - 3.96
Dobutamine 250 mg / 250 ml D5W(premix) 5 - 20 3.3 kg 16.5 - 66 0.02 - 0.07 0.99 - 3.96
Dopamine 400 mg / 250 ml D5W(premix) 5 - 20 3.3 kg 16.5 - 66 0.01 - 0.04 0.62 - 2.48
Epinephrine 1 mg / 250 ml D5W 0.05 - 1 3.3 kg 0.17 - 3.3 0.04 - 0.83 2.48 - 49.5
Norepinephrine 4 mg / 250 ml D5W 0.05 - 0.3 3.3 kg 0.17 - 0.99 0.01 - 0.06 0.62 - 3.71
Lidocaine 1 g / 250 ml D5W(premix) 20 - 50 3.3 kg 66 - 165 0.02 - 0.04 0.99 - 2.48
Provider Name: ER MD Staff   Provider Signature:   Date: 12/18/2013
Disclaimer: All calculations must be confirmed. The authors make no claims of the accuracy of the information contained herein.
* Maximum Adult Dose