BNF for Children 2020-2021 PDF Free Download
Trusted by healthcare professionals across the world to support confident decision-making at the point of care. BNF for Children 2020-2021 PDF provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines to children, plus legal and professional guidelines.
Recommendations in the BNF for Children have been constructed on the basis of authoritative sources, emerging evidence, best practice guidelines, and advice from a network of pediatric experts. The process is overseen by a pediatric formulary committee.
BNF for Children aims to provide prescribers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals with sound up-to-date information on the use of medicines for treating children. A joint publication of the British Medical Association, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group, BNF for Children (‘BNFC’) is
published under the authority of a Paediatric Formulary Committee which comprises representatives of these bodies, the Department of Health for England, and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.
Many areas of pediatric practice have suffered from inadequate information on effective medicines. BNFC addresses this significant knowledge gap by providing practical information on the use of medicines in children of all ages from birth to adolescence.
Information in BNFC has been validated against emerging evidence, best-practice guidelines, and crucially, advice from a network of clinical experts. Drawing information from manufacturers’ literature where appropriate, BNFC also includes a great deal of advice that goes beyond marketing authorisations (product licences).
This is necessary because licensed indications frequently do not cover the clinical needs of children; in some cases, products for use in children need to be specially manufactured or imported. Careful consideration has been given to establishing the clinical need for unlicensed interventions with respect to the evidence and experience of their safety and efficacy; local pediatric formularies, clinical literature, and national information resources have been invaluable in this process.
BNFC has been designed for rapid reference and the information presented has been carefully selected to aid decisions on prescribing, dispensing, and administration of medicines. Less detail is given on areas such as malignant disease and the very specialist use of medicines generally undertaken in tertiary centres.
BNFC should be interpreted in the light of professional knowledge and it should be supplemented as necessary by specialized publications. Information is also available from Medicines Information Services (see inside front cover).
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|Date||August 25, 2020|