Gentamicin (paediatric)

Medication management is complex with medication-related clinical incidents being one of the leading causes of unintended harm to patients in hospital. Paediatric patients are particularly vulnerable to medication error-related harm. This may be due to both physiological factors and the additional steps required when administering medications to this patient group.

The paediatric patient safety program is developing resources to improve safe medication practices for infants and children.

Information for clinicians

Safe Gentamicin Prescribing in Paediatrics:
Taking the confusion and harm out of Gentamicin
dosing and monitoring

Download PDF ~143KB

Gentamicin prescribing in NSW

YouTube video (high resolution)

Length 4:10

Added Oct 2017

Rule of 2s
Medication errors in children

YouTube video (high resolution)

Length 3:30

Added Oct 2017