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Palliative Care Guidelines - Pain and Symptom Management

The majority of medications listed in the adult palliative care guidelines are applicable for use in children.  However paediatric doses are calculated according to the age and weight of each child. 

Doses are as in the BNF for children http://bnfc.org/bnfc/

Pain and Symptom Control Guidelines from ACT (http://act.org.uk)

Association of Paediatric Palliative Medicine (Master Formulary)

ACT children's palliative care handbook for GPs is available to download or view online

Click here to access the Handbook

The Rainbows Children's Hospice Guidelines 'Basic Symptom Control in Paediatric Care' is available to download or view online

NHS 24 Website