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Safe implementation of standard concentration infusions in paediatric intensive care.

Arenas-López S, Stanley IM, Tunstell P, et al. Safe implementation of standard concentration infusions in paediatric intensive care. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 2016;69(5). doi:10.1111/jphp.12580.

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August 24, 2016
Arenas-López S, Stanley IM, Tunstell P, et al. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 2016;69.

Pediatric medication safety is particularly challenging due to complexity around weight-based dosing. According to a retrospective study in a pediatric intensive care unit, most morphine-related medication administration errors could have been prevented with technology interventions such as barcode medication administration. The authors advocate for implementing standardized morphine infusions to improve safety.

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Arenas-López S, Stanley IM, Tunstell P, et al. Safe implementation of standard concentration infusions in paediatric intensive care. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 2016;69(5). doi:10.1111/jphp.12580.