Dosing Errors Made by Paramedics During Pediatric Patient Simulations After Implementation of a State-Wide Pediatric Drug Dosing Reference.

CONCLUSION: Despite implementation of a PDR, dosing errors, including ten-fold errors, still occur at a high rate. Errors occur with dilution and length-based tape use. Further error reduction strategies, beyond a PDR and that target errors of omission, are needed for pediatric prehospital drug administration. PMID: 31084508 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Prehospital Emergency Care - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Prehosp Emerg Care Source Type: research

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