Phytonadione (Vitamin K1)

Section 1.1

Midwives may independently prescribe, order and administer this drug.

Administered orally or intramuscularly to the newborn for the prevention of hemorrhagic disease of the newborn.

Dosage and Administration:

1 mg IM within 6 hours of birth, or
2 mg orally within 6 hours of birth and repeated at 1-2 weeks and 4-6 weeks postpartum.