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By downloading this “shell” app you will be given the opportunity to PURCHASE BNFC 2017, the latest version of the BNFC (British National Formulary for Children 2017-2018).

Please note that this free app comes with limited preview content (of BNFC 2017-2018).

This Medical Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain app-book is developed by Medhand Mobile Libraries. Improve your performance with relevant, valid material which is accessed quickly and with minimal effort in the palm of your hand using Medhands patented technology.

THIS APP-BOOK includes unique functions such as:

•A powerful search
•History & Bookmarks
•Complete set of medical calculators; Body Mass Index, Peak Expiratory Flows, Dehydration Correction Calculator and more
•Notes and picture notes

The BNF for Children (BNFC) 2017-2018 provides essential practical information to all healthcare professionals involved in the prescribing, dispensing, monitoring and administration of medicines to children.

The resource addresses a significant knowledge gap in many areas of paediatric practice by providing practical information on the use of medicines in children of all ages from birth to adolescence.

Recommendations in the BNFC have been constructed on the basis of authoritative sources, emerging evidence and best practice guidelines. The content has been carefully validated by a network of paediatric experts and the process is overseen by a paediatric formulary committee.

The BNF for Children 2017-2018 has been revised and revalidated to reflect changes in product availability, emerging safety concerns and shifts in clinical practice.

Significant content updates include:

•New safety information about the risk of abnormal pregnancy outcomes with sodium valproate and valproic acid
•Updated guidance for conditions including asthma and obesity
•Updated pregnancy-prevention advice for patients taking mycophenolate mofetil
•New drug monographs including cholic acid
•New indications for adalimumab including chronic plaque psoriasis
•New safety information about the risk of osteonecrosis of the external auditory canal with bisphosphonates
•Guidance on suspected or confirmed drug allergies
•Evidence grading of BNF recommendations.

Unique benefits

•Shares the structure of the British National Formulary (BNF) and is designed to be used in paediatric and general practice settings
•Includes information on unlicensed use of medicines and provides details of unlicensed medicines that can be imported, manufactured by ‘special order' or prepared extemporaneously
•Covers the drug treatment of rare childhood conditions, provides guidance on specialist paediatric interventions and includes details of those medicines that are used in children in a different way to adults
•As a point-of-care tool it is important that it provides practitioners with the most up-to-date information and therefore the latest edition is essential.

A purchase will get you access to the most current version of BNFC without edition upgrade. Access to previously purchased versions will still be accessible even if a newer version becomes available for purchase.

Published jointly by the British Medical Association, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group.


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