TITLE

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT

PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;May2009, Vol. 83 Issue 5, following p32
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the issue of pediatric medication error in the U.S. The author notes that reducing pediatric medication errors is a priority in the country. An analysis showed that 3.6 percent of medication errors in pediatric patients led to patient harm. Causes of medication errors in pediatric patients include miscalculation or misinterpretation of drug doses, use of inappropriate measuring devices and failure to follow protocols and procedures. The risk factors for pediatric medication errors are cited, along with ways to reduce them.
ACCESSION #
40829129

 

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