Prevent Pediatric Medication Errors
MedSun: Newsletter #25, June 2008

Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety

The Joint Commission's latest Sentinel Event Alert addresses pediatric medication errors, and urges greater attention to precautions such as medication standardization, improved medication identification and communication techniques, as well as the use of kilograms as the standard weight measurement to calculate proper dosages. The article also provides other recommendations to reduce the risk of pediatric medication errors.

Additional Information:

Prevent Pediatric Medication Errors. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. April 11, 2008.
http://www.jointcommission.org/sentinelevents/sentineleventalert/sea_39.htm


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