Preparing for pediatric emergencies: Drugs to consider

Mary A. Hegenbarth, Wayne Snodgrass, Daniel Frattarelli, Mark L. Hudak, Matthew Knight, Lynne Maxwell, Robert E. Shaddy

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This clinical report provides current recommendations regarding the selection and use of drugs in preparation for pediatric emergencies. It is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all medications that may be used in all emergencies. When possible, dosage recommendations are consistent with those used in current emergency references such as the Advanced Pediatric Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support textbooks and the recently revised American Heart Association resuscitation guidelines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-443
Number of pages11
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2008


  • Drugs
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Pediatric emergency
  • Resuscitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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