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Intravenous fluid prescribing errors in children: mixed methods analysis of critical incidents.

Conn RL, McVea S, Carrington A, et al. Intravenous fluid prescribing errors in children: Mixed methods analysis of critical incidents. PLoS One. 2017;12(10):e0186210. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0186210.

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December 13, 2017
Conn RL, McVea S, Carrington A, et al. PLoS One. 2017;12(10):e0186210.

Intravenous medication administration is complex and can lead to dosing errors, especially in children. This analysis of critical incident reports related to intravenous fluid prescribing errors among children found a range of errors and underlying causes. The authors suggest that training physicians to work with nurses and pharmacists may help prevent medication errors with intravenous infusions.

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Conn RL, McVea S, Carrington A, et al. Intravenous fluid prescribing errors in children: Mixed methods analysis of critical incidents. PLoS One. 2017;12(10):e0186210. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0186210.

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