Neonatal Formularyby Edmund Hey, Northern Neonatal Network Staff (Compiler)
Information on placental transfer, teratogenicity, and toxicity is provided for each listed drug, as is information on the extent to which the
This major reference text provides in a compact, and regularly updated form all the information that doctors, midwives and nurses need to know about the prescribing of drugs, and about their safe and accurate administration.
Information on placental transfer, teratogenicity, and toxicity is provided for each listed drug, as is information on the extent to which the drug appears in breast milk (and the extent to which this matters). A whole page monograph is provided for all the commonly used drugs, blood products and vaccines and for a range of "orphan" drugs not mentioned in other standard formularies. Key references to the recently published literature are provided for each drug.
Guidance is also given on drug storage, safe drug administration, the care and use of intravascular lines and the recognition, management and reporting of adverse reactions. There is also introductory advice on the management of suspected infection, renal failure, neonatal pain, circulatory and vascular problems and the control of seizures.
The Neonatal Formulary is an invaluable reference in all hospital maternity departments.
Description: This is a compact but extensive reference book for neonatal medication dosage and administration guidelines.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a concise, up-to-date resource for the safe and accurate administration of drugs to neonates.
Audience: It is intended for use by doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and midwives caring for newborns. It would also be an excellent resource for other specialists, including respiratory therapists and pediatric surgeons.
Features: This tenth edition is divided into three major sections. Section one gives extensive detail on drug prescribing and administration practices. Section two contains 189 full-page drug monographs with a few selected current references. Section three provides an extensive discussion of maternal medication use and its effect on the fetus and newborn infant. The drug monographs are extremely detailed. The selected references provide a starting point for individuals interested in researching further information.
Assessment: This is a useful, accurate, but brief summary of medications used for therapy in neonates. However, because of differences between formulations of medications, drug names, drug availability, and drug use guidelines between different countries, this formulary will have limited utility outside of the United Kingdom.
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Meet the Author
Edmund Hey - Emeritus Consultant in Paediatrics and Neonatology at the Victoria Royal Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He has coordinated the work of the Northern Neonatal Network for the past 25 years and is a respected figure in British and Commonwealth paediatrics.
Catherine Baldridge - Pharmacist at the Royal Victoria Infirmary
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