These guidelines have been written for use in Starship Child Health which includes a tertiary children's hospital with a national Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Service, Children's Emergency Department and Paediatric Intensive Care on-site. We are happy to make these guidelines accessible for use at other institutions.
The prescribing information in these guidelines is for health professionals only. It is not intended to replace consultation with the paediatric cardiology team. While great care has been taken to see that the information in this section is accurate, the user is advised to check drug doses carefully and if there is any uncertainty about the guidance provided, you should seek local advice.
No set of guidelines can cover all variations required for specific patient circumstances. It is the responsibility of the health care practitioner using these guidelines to adapt them for safe use within their institutions and for the individual needs of patients.