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AaDO2

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%
mmHg
mmHg

Calculate the alveolar-arterial oxygen gradient for given fractional inspired oxygen and measured pCO2 and paO2

Body Surface Area

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kg
cm
m2

Validated for estimation of body surface area from extremely low birth weight infants through to children and adults

ET Tubes & Umbilical Catheters
ET Tubes

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kg
cm
Fr
cm ( + cord )
cm ( + cord )

Estimates optimal insertion length for endotracheal tube and for umbilical catheters (based on infant's weight)

Partial Exchange Transfusion
Partial Exchange

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kg
%

Estimates partial exchange transfusion volume required in the polycythaemic newborn to acheive target hematocrit.

Note that "small for gestational age" status is only required for infants 1.5 to 3.0 kg

Glucose Infusion Rate (GIR)
Glucose Delivery

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Intravenous Fluids

kg
Dextrose Rate
(ml/hour)
%
%

Enteral Intake

Select Milk:
(mL/hour)
(g/100 mL)

Calculator Result

Fluid Volume
(ml/kg/day)
Sugar Load
(mg/kg/min)
IV 1
IV 2
Milk
Added Carbohydrate  
Total

Calculate the glucose infusion rate (in mg/kg/min) taking account of intravenous fluids AND enteral intake of breast milk or infant formula

Fluid & Feeds Rate Calculator
Fluid & Feeds Rates

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kg
mL/kg/day

Calculate the fluid rate per hour or the volume for feeds at 2-hourly through to 4-hourly intervals.

Enter infant weight and daily fluid prescription (in mL/kg/day)

Percentage Weight Loss Calculator
Weight Loss %

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Calculate the percentage weight loss from birth weight.

Enter birth weight and current weight in grams.

Low Flow O2
Low Flow O2 Delivery

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kg
per min
mL/min
%
%

Finds the approximate effective FiO2 for any given low flow oxygen rate and blender O2 setting

Risk of ECMO use (or death without ECMO use) in CDH
ECMO Risk in CDH

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%

Use this calculator to calculate the risk of an infant with congenital diaphragmatic hernia either requiring ECMO or of dying without ECMO use

Oxygenation Index

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cm H2O
%

Use to calculate the Oxygenation Index. Choose mmHg OR kPa pressure units as preferred.

Altitude Physiology Calculator
Altitude

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%
%

Estimate the barometric pressure, the gas expansion ratio and the equivalent FiO2 required at altitude. Choose mmHg OR kPa pressure units as preferred.

Extreme Preterm Outcomes
Preterm Outcomes

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Input Variables

In-Hospital Outcomes

%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Medium Term (3-Year) Outcomes

%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Estimate outcomes at extreme prematurity based on variables assessed at birth. Data is based on outcomes achieved in Japan for births from 2006 to 2015.

Diaphragmatic Hernia Survival Probability
CDH Survival

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kg

Use this calculator to estimate the long-term survival probability for diaphragmatic hernia

Long Lines

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cm
cm
cm

Calculates optimal insertion length for lines inserted via great saphenous at the medial malleolus

Nitric Oxide Delivery
NO Delivery

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L/min
ppm
L/min

Calculate optimal NO flow rate to reach target NO ppm (in ventilator set-ups with constant ventilator flow)

Dextrose Infusion Preparation
Dextrose Solutions

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Dextrose Solution Required

%

Preparation Instructions

Simple instructions for preparation of dextrose solutions from 5% dextrose through to 30% dextrose.

Select 50 mL or 100 mL volume of solution.

Mean Airway Pressure
MAP

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cm H2O
cm H2O
per min
seconds

Base Excess

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mmol/L

INSURE Intubation Checklist
Intubation Checklist

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First Checks:
Team:
Equipment:
Drugs:
Team Talk:

Adrenaline for Neonatal Resuscitation
Adrenaline for Resus

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Estimated Weight (grams)

1:10000 via UVC or IV

micrograms
mL

1:10000 via ETT

micrograms
mL
Adrenaline (epinephrine) dosing in newborn resuscitation as per ILCOR and ANZCOR Guidelines

Corrected Gestational Age
Corrected GA

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When date of birth, and gestation at birth are both known:

Use to calculate the corrected gestational age as of today.

Gestational Age at Birth
Gestation at Birth

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When EDD is known:

Use to calculate the Gestational Age at birth and the corrected gestational age as of today.

Apgar Clock & CPR metronome
Apgar Clock Plus

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Time Since Birth

CPR Tempo Assistant

Adjust blender to 100% Oxygen if starting chest compressions

Bilirubin Units Converter
Bilirubin Units

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Convert bilirubin value from mg/dL to micromol/L

And from micromol/L to mg/dL

Glucose Units Converter
Glucose Units

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Convert glucose value from mg/dL to mmol/L

And from mmol/L to mg/dL

Pressure Units Converter
Pressure Units

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Convert pressure value from mmHg to kPa

And from kPa to mmHg

Weight Converter
Weight Converter

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Convert weight from pounds and ounces to grams

And from grams to pounds and ounces