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  • Paediatrics – know it all?

    Hey ppl

    Paediatrics is a specialist area. There are many things to consider such as:

    1. Formulation – is it palatable for the child?
    2. Dosing – children cannot be treated as little adults.
    3. Compliance
    4. Unlicensed medicines often used
    5. Children handle drugs differently to adults.
    6. A lack of evidence for medicines in children
    7. Feeds that need to be given in between
    8. Managing medicines at school

    Can anyone recommend a good website, textbook, or course they have used to improve their paediatric knowledge…..??

    Any other information you would like to share about paediatrics?
    Lazy Lady...
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    Re: Paediatrics – know it all?

    Childrens BNF?

    Medicines in school can be a nightmare. Used to have to design "acceptable" schemes for anaphylaxis (and other things). Because of the "independence" of schools used to have to re-negotiate with each school.

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    • #3
      Re: Paediatrics – know it all?

      Thanx Merlin…..!!!

      At least someone has replied to my post……

      What’s involved ? – when you have to design a scheme like that??
      Last edited by Lazy Nite; 1, August 2008, 06:42 PM.
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      • #4
        Re: Paediatrics – know it all?

        In response to your thread title - No!

        One of my diploma modules was peads. As the lecturers said, paediatrics is not just one subject - it would be like teaching 'adults'.

        Some of the things that you have to think about formulation-wise is astonishing. For example, the old fallback of 'dissolve one tablet in 10ml of water and take x mls x times a day' is not very accurate at all. You need to go back to the BP monograph with the drug solubility data to decide if thats ok with a given drug.

        A good knowledge of formulation and pharmaceutics is quite important.

        Lots of interesting stuff to to get the grey matter working!
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        • #5
          Re: Paediatrics – know it all?

          Totally agree – Paediatrics is really interesting….

          Just finishing the CPPE assessments on Child and Adolescent health……

          Would love to get involved in the ‘Formulation’ side of things…

          Obtaining drug histories for children would be a lot more tricky…..
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            Re: ddd

            Write on someone else’s post please......Thank you
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              Re: Paediatrics – know it all?

              He's writing in everyone's post
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              • #8
                Re: Paediatrics – know it all?

                Co I was working for was Danish. They introduced an antibiotic syrup but flavoured it according to adult testers. Used chocolate mint. Kids hated it.

                When working at flaovour co we supplied banana, orange, strawberry as main flavours for children's medicines.

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                • #9
                  Re: Paediatrics – know it all?

                  Thanx John

                  That’s sounds really interesting….I would love to have a go at making new flavours for children’s medicines…maybe apple, cranberry, vanilla
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                    Re: Paediatrics – know it all?

                    Originally posted by johnep View Post
                    Co I was working for was Danish. They introduced an antibiotic syrup but flavoured it according to adult testers. Used chocolate mint. Kids hated it.
                    Mmmmm, After Eights.

                    Ungrateful wretches.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Paediatrics – know it all?

                      Originally posted by Lazy Nite View Post
                      Hey ppl

                      Paediatrics is a specialist area. There are many things to consider such as:

                      1. Formulation – is it palatable for the child?
                      2. Dosing – children cannot be treated as little adults.
                      3. Compliance
                      4. Unlicensed medicines often used
                      5. Children handle drugs differently to adults.
                      6. A lack of evidence for medicines in children
                      7. Feeds that need to be given in between
                      8. Managing medicines at school

                      Can anyone recommend a good website, textbook, or course they have used to improve their paediatric knowledge…..??

                      Any other information you would like to share about paediatrics?
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                      • #12
                        Re: Paediatrics – know it all?

                        Originally posted by Lazy Nite View Post
                        Thanx Merlin…..!!!

                        At least someone has replied to my post……

                        What’s involved ? – when you have to design a scheme like that??
                        Check the following link

                        Pediatric formulations: Getting to the heart of the problem - Monografias.com

                        Shan
                        [url]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu2DA4I4TGw[/url]

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                        • #13
                          Re: Paediatrics – know it all?

                          May be this will address your query.

                          EurActiv.com - Medicines for children | EU - European Information on Health & Lifestyle

                          Shan
                          [url]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu2DA4I4TGw[/url]

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                          • #14
                            Re: Paediatrics – know it all?

                            Originally posted by Part Timer View Post
                            Mmmmm, After Eights.

                            Ungrateful wretches.
                            Wouldn't it be alcopop flavourthese days?

                            On a more serious note...
                            The BNF-C might be a good starting point.
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                              Re: Paediatrics – know it all?

                              Hi, I'm really interested in doing my pre-reg in Great ormond street, have interview on Tuesday, but don't have an awful lot of knowledge on Paeds. Could anybody help...any information would be very much appreciated.

                              Thanks a mil

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