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Medication dosing safety for pediatric patients: recognizing gaps, safety threats, and best practices in the emergency medical services setting. A position statement and resource document from NAEMSP.

Cicero MX, Adelgais K, Hoyle JD, et al. Medication Dosing Safety for Pediatric Patients: Recognizing Gaps, Safety Threats, and Best Practices in the Emergency Medical Services Setting. A Position Statement and Resource Document from NAEMSP. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2021;25(2):294-306. doi:10.1080/10903127.2020.1794085

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August 26, 2020
Cicero MX, Adelgais K, Hoyle JD, et al. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2020;25(2):294-306.

This position statement shares 11 recommendations drawn from a review of the evidence to improve the safety of pediatric dosing in pre-hospital emergent situations. Suggestions for improvement include use of kilograms as the standard unit of weight, pre-calculated weight-based dosing, and dose-derivation strategies to minimize use of calculations in real time.   

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Cicero MX, Adelgais K, Hoyle JD, et al. Medication Dosing Safety for Pediatric Patients: Recognizing Gaps, Safety Threats, and Best Practices in the Emergency Medical Services Setting. A Position Statement and Resource Document from NAEMSP. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2021;25(2):294-306. doi:10.1080/10903127.2020.1794085