Gentamicin – Prescribing on EPR

Do NOT use this regime for:

  • Pregnant women
  • Children under 16 years
  • Urology surgery prophylaxis patients
  • ANY patient who has ascites, limb amputation, cystic fibrosis, endocarditis, major burns, Cisplatin Chemotherapy, renal transplant.

As easy as 1-2-3-4-5-6 (when you know how)

  1. Request/Care Plan
  2. Search: Gentamicin
  3. Select: MEDS: Gentamicin once daily loading dose (adult)

4. Scroll down & Click – Form symbol CHFT Dose Calculator

5. Form will appear – Input: Age, Height, Weight, Sex, Creatinine. And it will give you the dose.

6. Return to EPR and select the correct dose from the list (and continue order process as usual)

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