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Pediatric prehospital medication dosing errors: a mixed-methods study.

Hoyle JD, Sleight D, Henry R, et al. Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors. 2016;20:117-24.

Medication errors are common in pediatric patients who require care from emergency medical services. This study found that most paramedics had limited experience and comfort in administering medications to children. Investigators identified several remediable barriers to improving medication safety in this setting.