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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. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2020;24(2):204-213.

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.