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Southampton hub SONeT drug guide

The Southampton hub SONeT drug guide has been developed to provide support to clinicians in drawing up common drugs and infusions used in the stabilisation of neonatal patients.

The drug guide has been designed with extensive input from University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust (UHS) pharmacists and approval by the UHS neonatal clinical governance group.

You will need to enter the patient details on opening the MS Excel spreadsheet and select "yes" from the dropdown box to confirm that they are correct before clicking to open the Wessex drug guide. The spreadsheet will automatically populate with the doses. The calculations used will be visible to enable the clinical team to verify the displayed doses.

Further information regarding these drugs is also available as a drug monograph.

The drug sheet may be downloaded and printed out from the website each time it is used, or may be saved to a local computer for speed of access. However, locally saved copies will not update to the latest version which will always be available from this website.

The drug guide has been tested using Excel version 2208, 2302 and sharepoint. Any errors should be reported to the SONeT team:


The guidance does not override individual responsibility of healthcare professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patients.

The drug guide does not replace clinical judgement and must only be used as an aide. All drugs must still be prescribed on the patient's chart. All drug checks must still be completed as per routine medicines administration policy

It remains the responsibility of the prescriber to ensure all doses are correctly prescribed before they are administered. Furthermore, the authors or UHS will accept neither responsibility or liability for any drug administration or dosing errors.