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Journal Article

Color-coded prefilled medication syringes decrease time to delivery and dosing errors in simulated prehospital pediatric resuscitations: a randomized crossover trial.

Stevens AD, Hernandez C, Jones S, et al. Resuscitation. 2015;96:85-91.

This randomized simulation study compared paramedics' ability to correctly dose medications for pediatric patients with color-coded prefilled syringes versus traditional medication kits. Researchers found that color-coded prefilled syringes improved dose accuracy and decreased time to medication delivery, demonstrating how a system intervention can enhance clinical performance.