This calculator does not recommend
which drug to use or how to treat any illness. It is not a
replacement for training or experience, it only calculates a
medication / treatment dose based upon the weight of the patient.
The drugs included are those typically needed in pediatric
resuscitation. It is intended for use by those in the health
profession. Because of the changing nature of medication and
dosage recommendations and varying patient requirements, the user
must use sound clinical judgement to individualize therapy for
each patient. This is only a calculator. The author disclaims any
liability for loss, damage or injury resulting from its
Instructions: Enter the patient name (optional), age and
weight. Select whether the weight is in kg or lbs and then
click the Calculate button. A new page will be generated
with weight based emergency drug dosages, fluid replacement and
ET size guidelines.
PLEASE NOTE: NO PATIENT OR CLINICAL INFORMATION IS COLLECTED OR SAVED BY THIS WEB PAGE. CALCULATIONS ARE PERFORMED
FOR DISPLAY AND PRINTING ONLY.
LAST REVIEWED 2017-12-18 Added RSI drug page.
December 17, 2016
I have retired from EM practice and am not as current as I once was.
If you know of medications that should be added OR REMOVED from this calculator, please send a message to:
In addition, there is only a finite time that I will be able to continue this website. With increasing use of computerized assisted ordering over the past several years, a PedCalc type utility is
less important. However, it's still nice to see all of the important parameters for a specific patient on a single page or two.
If you or your facility would like to set up your own PedCalc web page on your web server, you can download
a zip file with the entire set of PHP scripts and the database from this link.
This would give your administrative staff the ability to customize the content and printout appearance for your facility. This distribution is in the interest of better patient care. It is free -- there is no program charge or licensing fee.