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Journal Article
Study

Color-coded prefilled medication syringes decrease time to delivery and dosing error in simulated emergency department pediatric resuscitations.

Moreira ME, Hernandez C, Stevens AD, et al. Annals of emergency medicine. 2015;66:97-106.e3.

Medication errors are common during pediatric resuscitation situations. This study found that use of prefilled and color-coded syringes reduced time needed to prepare and administer medications and significantly decreased dosing errors during simulated resuscitations.