Nakul Saxena

Diploma Project Designing a Pediatric Dosage Calculator for Practo Ray
V S Ravishankar

Practo Technologies Ltd.

The project aimed to design a dosage calculator for pediatricians to calculate drug dosage, to be administered to pediatric patients. It would build upon the current prescription feature and be made to suit the requirements of the specialised practice of pediatrics. In order to make the existing module suited for pediatric dosage calculations, a feature list was decided upon – search for drugs based on name as well as its major salt; calculation of dosage based on the weight and age of the patient; and auto fill lowest drug dosage while suggesting the safe range of dosage. The layout of the new prescription was made to be similar to the existing one.