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Medication safety in neonatal care: a review of medication errors among neonates.

Krzyzaniak N, Bajorek B. Medication safety in neonatal care: a review of medication errors among neonates. Ther Adv Drug Saf. 2016;7(3):102-119. doi:10.1177/2042098616642231.

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July 20, 2016
Krzyzaniak N, Bajorek B. Ther Adv Drug Saf. 2016;7(3):102-119.

Medication errors are prevalent in inpatient care. This narrative review compared medication errors in neonatal care with those across hospitalized pediatric, adult, and elderly patients. Common types of errors among hospitalized neonatal patients were patient misidentification and overdosing. The authors provide recommendations to improve medication safety for this vulnerable population, which includes integrating a clinical pharmacist into the direct care team.

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Krzyzaniak N, Bajorek B. Medication safety in neonatal care: a review of medication errors among neonates. Ther Adv Drug Saf. 2016;7(3):102-119. doi:10.1177/2042098616642231.