Paediatric prescribing is much more complicated than prescribing for adults.
The specific and general aspects of paediatric patients, the limitations of commercially available dosage formulations, the vagaries of administering medicines, the general inadequacy of clinical pharmacology training, and the dearth of information about drug use in children all add to the difficulties facing the practitioner who treats infants and children, For these reasons practitioners should prescribe judiciously, select carefully the safest dosage regimen available, and educate their patients, caregivers and staff about their choices and expected positive and negative effects.
Practitioners should also have available and use written, electronic, as well as human sources of expert advice.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prescription médicale, Article synthèse, Recommandation, Nourrisson, Homme, Enfant, Sélection, Choix, Posologie, Voie administration, Rythme administration
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical prescription, Review, Recommendation, Infant, Human, Child, Selection, Choice, Posology, Route of administration, Administration schedule
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0569214
Code Inist : 002B02A. Création : 199406.