Using bolus injections in neonates, children and young people

Emma Kirk, Specialist Pharmacist - Lead Medication Safety, Medicines Use and Safety TeamPublished

During certain periods, it may be more necessary than normal to give some medicines by bolus injection for neonates, children and young people

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Purpose

The Neonatal & Paediatric Pharmacists Group has produced a list of medicines which may be given by intravenous bolus injection.  It can be found here.

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