Journal Article
Study

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

Hoyle JD Jr; Ekblad G; Hover T; Woodwyk A; Brandt R; Fales B; Lammers RL.

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.