Journal Article
Study

Dosing errors made by paramedics during pediatric patient simulations after implementation of a state-wide pediatric drug dosing reference.

Hoyle JD, Ekblad G, Hover T, et al. Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors. 2019:1-10.

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) often make dosing errors when administering medication to pediatric patients. This study found that in simulations, Michigan's state-wide pediatric dosing reference system reduced but did not eliminate prehospital provider medication mistakes. A PSNet perspective further explores prehospital patient safety.