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Safe implementation of standard concentration infusions in paediatric intensive care.

Arenas-López S; Stanley IM; Tunstell P; Aguado-Lorenzo V; Philip J; Perkins J; Durward A; Calleja-Hernández MA; Tibby SM.

Pediatric medication safety is particularly challenging due to complexity around weight-based dosing. According to a retrospective study in a pediatric intensive care unit, most morphine-related medication administration errors could have been prevented with technology interventions such as barcode medication administration. The authors advocate for implementing standardized morphine infusions to improve safety.