Researched this a few years back. Everything I saw said rectal APAP is
30mg/kg. I can get you references if you want.
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Andrew J Bowman
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Trauma Nurse Specialist
Witham Health Services
On Jul 21, 2009, at 9:19, don zweig <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Our triage protocol is substandard, i think. It calls for 15 mg/kg
> rectal acetaminophen for fever and 20 if the fever is over 103.
> this makes no sense. also i thought that the recommended dose was 30/
> kg for initial dose in all cases where you want to treat a signif.
> What is your policy? I would like to know so i can make ours more
> UP TO Date.
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