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Organizational Policy/Guidelines

Pediatric medication safety in the emergency department.

Benjamin L, Frush K, Shaw K, et al. Pediatric Medication Safety in the Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med. 2018;71(3):e17-e24. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.12.013.

March 14, 2018
Benjamin L, Frush K, Shaw K, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2018;71(3):e17-e24.

Emergency departments harbor conditions that can hinder safe medication administration for pediatric patients. This policy statement identifies and prioritizes improvements such as implementing kilogram-only weight-based dosing, involving pharmacists in frontline emergency care, and utilizing computerized provider order entry and clinical decision support systems.