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Version Changes
5.5.7
11 Sep 2022
  • Neonatal Calculator: Alprostadil PGE1 (Prostin VR®) moved to correct alphabetical order
  • Neonatal & Paediatric Calculator: Added dose of adrenaline infusion to give in a cardiac arrest when no separate bolus doses are available
  • Paediatric Calculator: Added i-gel® sizes to supraglottic airways under the ETT table
5.5.6
22 Jul 2022
  • General: The estimated weight and normal range for children aged 1-16 is now based on 50th and 10th & 90th centiles of children from the NETS CRS database (>16,000 weight records) as they represent our population better than the Best Guess formula or the CDC weight centiles
  • Paediatric Calculator: Dobutamine & dopamine infusions now switch to a neat solution rather than reducing the dose when a 30mg/kg dose fills 50mL syringe
5.5.5
14 Jul 2022
  • Neonatal Calculator: Added ampicillin, cefotaxime, clindamycin, metronidazole & piperacillin-tazobactam to antimicrobial drugs
  • Paediatric Calculator: Added ampicillin, cefotaxime, clindamycin, metronidazole & piperacillin-tazobactam to antimicrobial drugs
  • Paediatric Calculator: Fentanyl infusion preparation changed to 50 μcg/kg in 50 mL allow a dose rate 1 mL/hr = 1 μcg/kg/hr for weights up to 50kg and then neat solution (2500 μcg/50 mL) used
5.5.4
30 Jun 2022
  • Neonatal Calculator: Fentanyl added to intubation drugs
5.5.3
23 Jun 2022
  • General: Styling & internal link updates
  • Neonatal Calculator: Advice added re use of PVC-free lines for amiodarone and in-line filters for amiodaraone & phenytoin
  • Paediatric Calculator: Advice added re use of PVC-free lines for amiodarone & insulin and in-line filters for amiodaraone, mannitol & phenytoin. Advice added re IM injection of cefotaxime and ceftriaxone. Fentanyl infusion preparation changed for weights<10kg to allow a dose rate 0.5μcg/kg/hr
5.5.2
17 May 2022
  • Paediatric Calculator: Midazolam buccal & intranasal doses added. Maximum midazolam doses set to 10 mg
  • DKA Song Sheet: Minor change in wording
  • General: Tables distributed more evenly across pages when printed
5.5.1
19 Mar 2022
  • Neonatal Calculator: Dose volume correction for sildenafil infusion. Heparin dose given in units as well as volume of the 5000 units/5 mL preparation.
5.4.3
11 Feb 2022
  • Neonatal Calculator: Midazolam dilution concentration units changed to mg/mL from μg/mL for consistency and clarity.
5.4.2
21 Jan 2022
  • Neonatal Calculator: Suggested midazolam bolus dose changed to mid-range. Paracetamol IV bolus dose added
  • Paediatric Calculator: Preparation of levetiracetam (Keppra®) optimised.
  • Ad Hoc Fluid Concentrations Calculator: Information concerning standard IV fluid bag overfill added
5.4.1
13 Oct 2021
  • Resuscitation at Birth: Cuffed ETT size now included where appropriate
  • DKA Song Sheet: Potassium replacement rate added
  • General: Minor formatting changes, improved browser/platform check
5.4.0
22 Sep 2021
  • Neonatal Calculator: Cuffed ETT size now included. Curosurf® moved to intubation section and optimal no. of 120 & 240mg vials calculated for dose. Amiodarone, caffeine, vitamin K added
  • Paediatric & Neonatal Calculators: Magnesium sulphate bolus infusion times added. Infusions section title changed to Continuous Infusions to differentiate from bolus doses given as a one-off infusion over a set time period
  • Antibiotics in Sepsis Calculator: New calculator
5.3.0
28 Jun 2021
  • Clinical Calculator Menu: Warning updated when weight is disproportionate for age.
5.2.9
10 Feb 2021
  • Clinical Calculator Menu: Warning is now displayed if the browser being used is not Chrome or Edge.
  • DKA Song Sheet: Wording change for Insulin dose field.

NB Although the NETS Clinical Calculator works on all major browsers & platforms tested, output has been optimised for browsers that use the Chromium/Blink engines e.g. Google Chrome

5.2.8
28 Jan 2021
  • Ad Hoc Fluid Concentrations Calculator: Increased precision of volume to exchange when small volumes involved.

NB Although the NETS Clinical Calculator works on all major browsers & platforms tested, output has been optimised for browsers that use the Chromium/Blink engines e.g. Google Chrome

5.2.7
24 Dec 2020
  • Clinical Calculator Menu: Age calculation method fieldset moved above weight entry as more logical if the child's weight is unknown and using the age to estimate it
  • Neonatal Calculator: sildenafil added to Infusions section, heparin loading dose as per Children's Hospital at Westmead policy
  • Paediatric Calculator: loading dose heparin moved from Bolus Drugs to Infusions section to keep heparin dosing together. Also dosing now fully follows the Children's Hospital at Westmead policy
  • Asthma Song Sheet: Corrected typo in dose/kg for azithromycin. The actual calculated dose was always correct
  • Paediatric Calculator & Asthma Song Sheet: Clarified that azithromycin may be given PO or IV
  • Minor text & formatting changes

NB Although the NETS Clinical Calculator works on all major browsers & platforms tested, output has been optimised for browsers that use the Chromium/Blink engines e.g. Google Chrome

5.2.6
9 Dec 2020
  • Status Epilepticus Song Sheet reformated to improve clarity of drug dose timings
  • Clinical Calculator Menu: DOB age calculation methods improved to use a date picker to aid input (browser-dependent). Where not available (e.g. Internet Explorer) the number of date formats accepted has been increased
  • Clinical Calculator Menu: estimated weight selection simplified - extra text removed and a button to utilise the weight estimated from the DOB or age in years only appears when valid
  • Throughout the NETS Clinical Calculator 0.9% Saline has been replaced with 0.9% sodium chloride
  • Minor text & formatting changes

NB Although the NETS Clinical Calculator works on all major browsers & platforms tested, output has been optimised for browsers that use the Chromium/Blink engines e.g. Google Chrome

5.2.5
30 Nov 2020
  • Version, browser & platform information included by default when email sent to Technical Support
5.2.4
27 Nov 2020
  • Neonatal calculator: Curosurf® added to bolus drugs
  • Neonatal calculator: Prostin® vial contents now listed
  • Paediatric calculator: naloxone added to bolus drugs
  • Paediatric calculator: Anticonvulsants section moved to first page on printed copy to be consistent with Neonatal Calculator and to allow for future expansion of bolus table
  • Disclaimer & Further Information text updated
  • Minor formatting updates
5.2.3
20 Nov 2020
  • All calculators, song sheets & tools in the NETS Clinical Calculator now come under a common version number and a release date for the version is also now supplied
  • The text on the button to use an estimated weight has been updated on the main menu page
  • File naming/format updates
5.2.2
  • Neonatal Cooling Criteria calculator: Added ability for Encephalopathy criterion to be determined by selecting examination features
  • Made styling more uniform between tools
5.2.1
  • Neonatal & Paediatric calculators: LMAs added and drug names now conform to TGA naming and 'Tall man lettering' conventions
  • Paediatric calculator: Levetiracetam initial dose changed to 40mg/kg, tranexamic acid loading dose & maintenance infusion added
  • Neonatal Cooling Criteria calculator: Encepalopathy severity stages table added
5.2.0
  • Song sheets (Asthma, DKA & Seizures) and tools (Neonatal Jaundice Therapy, Neonatal Cooling Criteria & Ad Hoc Fluid Concentrations) added to calculator
  • Some styling changes
5.1.8
  • Neonatal calculator: Standard fluid choices by age added to calculator
  • Neonatal & Paediatric calculators: Added the text 'vial contents' to Drug columns to clarify that the text under each drug name is not the dose
5.1.7
  • Neonatal & Paediatric calculators: Note added to the key to the effect that all drug doses are calculated for the IV route except where otherwise specified
  • Resuscitation at Birth calculator: Set ETT insertion lengths to unknown when no weight is given
  • Minor text & formatting changes to improve pagination on some devices
5.1.6
  • Paediatric calculator: Infusion units made considtent for clonidine, dexmedetomidine, glyceryl trinitrate & salbutamol
5.1.5
  • Paediatric & Burns calculators: Reverted to original maintenance fluid calculation (Holliday & Segar)
  • Paediatric calculator: Set maximum dose suxamethonium to 100mg
  • Paediatric calculator: Included salbutamol maximum infusion rate and allowed 1 mcg/kg/min for all weights
  • Version history available via link on menu page
5.1.4
  • Neonatal calculator: Corrected dilution text for anticonvulsant midazolam
5.1.3
  • Neonatal calculator: Supplied missing fentanyl units for bolus dose
5.1.2
  • Browser compatibility tweaks
5.1.1
  • Added instruction to clarify menu use
  • Weight entry fields hidden until a calculator tool is selected from the menu
  • Technical Support email link updated (calc@nets.org.au)
5.1.0
  • First version of web-based calculator
  • Neonatal calculator: Heparin infusion added, pancuronium removed, glucagon doses updated, general alignment with the Australasian Neonatal Medicines Formulary
  • Paediatric calculator: Clonidine & heparin infusions added, some Antimicrobials and Defibrillation/Cardioversion doses
  • Paediatric Burns Fluid calculator: updated
  • References for all calculated values included
  • Text & formatting changes
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