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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Pediatric medication safety in the emergency department.

Benjamin L, Frush K, Shaw K, et al. Annals of emergency medicine. 2018;71: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.