Reducing the Risk of Harm From Medication Errors in Children

  title={Reducing the Risk of Harm From Medication Errors in Children},
  author={Daniel R. Neuspiel and Melissa M. Taylor},
  booktitle={Health services insights},
MEDICATION ERRORS AFFECT THE PEDIATRIC AGE GROUP IN ALL SETTINGS outpatient, inpatient, emergency department, and at home. Children may be at special risk due to size and physiologic variability, limited communication ability, and treatment by nonpediatric health care providers. Those with chronic illnesses and on multiple medications may be at higher risk of experiencing adverse drug events. Some strategies that have been employed to reduce harm from pediatric medication errors include e… CONTINUE READING
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