News - 09 Jul 2013
BNF for Children 2013-2014 published
The BNF for Children 2013-2014 has now been published.
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.
Among the updates in this edition are:
- Changes to the criteria that define paracetamol overdose included in Emergency Treatment of Poisoning
- NICE guidance on the use of omalizumab for severe persistent allergic asthma in children 6 years and over
- Important advice on the prescribing of caffeine; caffeine doses are now expressed in terms of caffeine citrate only.