Pediatric Acetaminophen Suppository Administration

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Caitlin Wells
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Pediatric Acetaminophen Suppository Administration

Currently our dose rounding for acetaminophen suppositories is to the nearest quarter of a suppository. The nurse is cutting or shaving the suppository on the floor prior to administration. We are evaluating this practice and would like to know if there are any best practices out there on rounding doses of suppositories and administering them? How are other hospitals preparing and administering suppositories if partial doses are needed or do you just round to the nearest whole suppository?