Preparing for pediatric emergencies: drugs to consider

Pediatrics. 2008 Feb;121(2):433-43. doi: 10.1542/peds.2007-3284.


This clinical report provides current recommendations regarding the selection and use of drugs in preparation for pediatric emergencies. It is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all medications that may be used in all emergencies. When possible, dosage recommendations are consistent with those used in current emergency references such as the Advanced Pediatric Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support textbooks and the recently revised American Heart Association resuscitation guidelines.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease / therapy*
  • Antidotes / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Drug Therapy / methods*
  • Emergencies
  • Emergency Treatment / methods*
  • Emergency Treatment / standards
  • Humans
  • Pediatrics / methods*


  • Antidotes