Journal Article

Liquid medication dosing errors in children: role of provider counseling strategies.

Yin HS; Dreyer BP; Moreira HA; van Schaick L; Rodriguez L; Boettger S; Mendelsohn AL.

Errors are very common when parents administer medications to their children. According to this study, counseling by emergency department staff that included demonstration with an actual dosing instrument was associated with a lower incidence of errors. However, counseling alone did not seem to improve safety.