Start by entering the date of birth, gestation and weight in the form above. Calculations should update as the weight is entered.
This application is intended for use primarily by the Paediatric Infant and Perinatal Emergency Retrieval Service clinicians.
Detailed usage instructions, including instructions on creating a shortcut on mobile devices is available here
Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information in this web application, it is still possible that errors may have been missed. I make no warranties or representations, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of information contained in this application. Furthermore, the contents are subject to review and change from time to time. Please double check all calculations yourself before prescribing and administering medications, I am in no way liable for any errors that may arise from using this web application. Additionally the Royal Children's Pharmacy disclaimer
This web application automates various calculations that are useful in the care of a neonate. Feedback and suggestions are welcome.
Developed by Jubal John. Based on RCH PIPER
and Royal Womens Hospital Melbourne drug guidelines.
Dr Michael Stewart, Dr Jenni Sokol and Dr Risha Bhatia for reviewing and testing this tool. Rosemarie Boland for providing the average weights by gestation (based on 13,000+ preterm-infants born alive in Victoria between 1990 and 2009).