The MCN is gradually developing a library of local and national guidelines and care pathways currently in use in East Anglia. Examples and links will be available through this page.
British National Formulary for Children (BNFC)
British National Forumlary for Children provides up to date information on using medicines to treat children to the following groups: prescribers; pharmacists; other healthcare professionals. The 2012-2013 edition is now available.
APPM Drug Formulary 2012 (2nd Edition)
The first edition of the Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine Master Formulary, published in January 2011 was the first significant attempt to collate all available dosing information to support prescribing in paediatric palliative care in a single volume.This second edition takes into account feedback from users of the first edition of the Master Formulary.
East of England Paediatric Oncology & Haematology Palliative Care Pathway 2011
The key principles of the East of England Paediatric Oncology & Haematology Palliative Care Pathway (2011) are to provide: continuity of care and good communication between all professionals; clearly defined roles; 'integration' not 'referral' between agencies; shared information between agencies; and shared documentaion and audit of practice.
Together for Short Lives - Research Abstracts 2014
Together for Short Lives provides a unique international children's palliative care abstracts service for all members and stakeholders. It is the only service of it's kind, bringing together all the latest research abstracts of relevance to professionals working with babies, children and young people with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions.
Our team of children's palliative care experts search for the latest relevant research, published worldwide on a twice yearly basis. Our archive of children's palliative care research abstracts dates back to 2000. It's a great tool to support your practice, research and project development - especially helpful for identifying information about rare and obscure topics wthin this speciality.
Research abstracts are published in an abstracts collection called Synopsis (previously called PaedPalLit) and are grouped under seven themes. Please click here for further information.
Together for Short Lives - Basic Symptom Control in Paediatric Palliative Care 9th Edition
Is a key clinical tool used by childrens palliative care doctors and nurses across the world. It is the only resource of its kind that provides comprehensive guidelines for treating a wide range of symptoms experienced by children with life-limiting or complex health conditions.
It is now in its ninth edition, and has become known as the symptom control 'industry bible' for professionals working in the field.
Basic Symptom Control in Paediatric Palliative Care
is packed with information about how to appropriately treat a wide range of symptoms including: infections, nausea and vomiting, seizures and muscle spasm, as well as pain management. The new updated edition reflects the changes and developments in children's palliative care, as well as seeking to address gaps in guidance on key topics.
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