Journal Article

Drug calculation ability of qualified paramedics: a pilot study.

Boyle MJ, Eastwood K. World journal of emergency medicine. 2018;9:41-45.

Safe medication administration in the prehospital setting requires paramedics to rapidly and accurately calculate medication doses. Researchers tested 20 experienced Australian paramedics in a classroom and found that most made errors in dosing or arithmetic. In other studies, human factors engineering approaches showed promise in reducing reliance on mental math.