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Sources and magnitude of error in preparing morphine infusions for nurse–patient controlled analgesia in a UK paediatric hospital.

Rashed AN, Tomlin S, Aguado V, et al. Sources and magnitude of error in preparing morphine infusions for nurse-patient controlled analgesia in a UK paediatric hospital. Int J Clin Pharm. 2016;38(5):1069-74. doi:10.1007/s11096-016-0369-3.

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November 30, 2016
Rashed AN, Tomlin S, Aguado V, et al. Int J Clin Pharm. 2016;38:1069-74.

Pediatric medication errors are common. In this study, researchers observed 153 nurse preparations of morphine infusions for pediatric patients and found significant variation in technique, which led to many patients receiving doses higher or lower than what was initially ordered.

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Rashed AN, Tomlin S, Aguado V, et al. Sources and magnitude of error in preparing morphine infusions for nurse-patient controlled analgesia in a UK paediatric hospital. Int J Clin Pharm. 2016;38(5):1069-74. doi:10.1007/s11096-016-0369-3.