There is currently a national shortage of Intranasal Diamorphine therefore we are using Intranasal Fentanyl as a replacement.
Dose is 1.5micrograms/Kg for the initial dose and 0.75micrograms/kg 10 minutes later if required.
Draw up the appropriate dose plus 0.1ml to allow for the dead space in the Mucosal Atomizer Device
Attach the MAD to the syringe
Sit the child at 45 degrees insert MAD loosely into the nostril and press the plunger
Doses greater than 0.5ml should be split between 2 nostrils
- Blocked nose due to upper respiratory illness or epistaxis
- Respiratory depression
- Altered consciousness
- Hypersensitivity to fentanyl
- Children below 1 year old