Clinical responsibility for the choice, dose, route & frequency of any medication is always with the prescribing clinician. The authors of the Wellington ICU Drug Manual are not responsible for any errors that may arise from the use of these resources.
Paediatric drugs are stated as weight-based dosing except where specifically noted. Some drugs are not recommended for use in children and this is indicated accordingly. More information on paediatric dosing or specific treatment protocols can be found at the excellent free online Starship Clinical Guidelines, accessible below.
Toxinz is the online portal for the New Zealand National Poisons Centre. It contains detailed information on the toxicology of all medications, drugs and substances and management of their overdose. Access is free from all NZ public hospitals.
Metric units are used throughout the drug manual including temperature (stated in degrees Celsius/Centigrade).
Dosage is stated for adults with normal renal and hepatic function unless otherwise specified.