Saturday, March 29, 2014

Pediatric Resuscitation WET FLAG

Weight               Upto1 Year       (Age in months/2) + 4
                         More than 1 Year      (Age in years + 4) x 2
If for some reason, you are not able to remember the formulae, I would recommend remembering
weight at birth 3.5 kgs, at 1 year it is 10 kgs, 5 years = 20 kgs, 10 years = 30 kgs.

Energy               4 joules/kg

Tube                  Diameter (Age/4) + 4
                         Length (Age/2) + 12

Fluids                Shock other than Trauma & DKA 20 ml/kg, Trauma & DKA 10 ml/kg

Lorazepam        0.1 mg/kg

Adrenaline        0.1 ml/kg of 1:10000

Glucose            5 ml/kg of 10% Dextrose

(Source: Mastering Emergency Medicine by C. Trivedi, 2011)