Journal Article

Safety events in pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Hansen M; Eriksson C; Skarica B; Meckler G; Guise JM.

Adverse events in prehospital care are an increasing area of focus in patient safety. In this retrospective study, researchers examined the medical records of 35 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests among children younger than 18 transported by a single emergency medical services system. They identified a safety issue in 87% of cases and, similar to prior research, they found that medication errors were common.