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Paediatric Medication Calculations
Presenter Brooke Batchelor, Director
- The Paediatric Nurse
Brooke Batchelor is a Paediatric Registered Nurse, qualified Primary Teacher and children’s advocate. She founded ‘The Paediatric Nurse’ website in 2018 and has developed it into an online continuing professional development website for Paediatric Nurses.
She is passionate about giving children a voice in healthcare and works tirelessly towards encouraging others to further develop their child and family centred care approaches.
Brooke has recently joined the Advisory Board for the Standish Foundation – a charitable organisation that promotes child & family centred care, empowers healthcare professionals and provides funding & resources to healthcare professionals. Previously, Brooke also sat on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Well-being of Children in Healthcare, Australia and held the Vice President position in 2017.
Brooke has a keen interest in holistic care and is awaiting her Diploma in Aromatherapy certification and is currently studying towards her Yoga Teacher Training.
When Brooke is not nursing or hosting webinars, she is spending quality time with her husband and 2 daughters or enjoying a yoga session with some essential oils & meditation thrown in.
Paediatric medications can be complex and full of a number of calculations just for one medication!
In this session, Brooke will begin with the basics of medication calculations before moving onto the more complex paediatric medications involving dose calculations using weight, syrup based medications and IV medication calculations. She will present a case study to demonstrate the practical use of paediatric medication calculations.
In this session you will:
- Revise basic medication calculations;
- Learn how to calculate a child’s dose based on their weight;
- Learn how to calculate syrup based medications with ease; and,
- Learn how to prepare paediatric IV medications confidently