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Journal Article
Study

Errors and error-producing conditions during a simulated, prehospital, pediatric cardiopulmonary arrest.

Lammers RL, Willoughby-Byrwa M, Fales WD. Simulation in healthcare : journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. 2014;9:174-83.

Simulations of prehospital pediatric cardiopulmonary arrest uncovered many potential errors. Most notably, medication errors related to the correct weight-based dosing of epinephrine were common. This mistake can have serious consequences and warrants further efforts to mitigate this risk.