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A standardized formulary to reduce pediatric medication dosing errors: a mixed methods study.

Bosson N, Kaji AH, Gausche-Hill M. A standardized formulary to reduce pediatric medication dosing errors: a mixed methods study. Prehosp Emerg Care. Epub 2021 Jul 14. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2021.1955058.

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October 6, 2021
Bosson N, Kaji AH, Gausche-Hill M. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2022;26(4):492-502.

Pediatric medication administration in prehospital care is challenging due to the need to obtain an accurate weight and calculate dosing. The Los Angeles County emergency medical services implemented a Medical Control Guideline (MCG) to eliminate the need to calculate the dose of a commonly administered medication. Following implementation of the MCG, dosing errors decreased from 18.5% to 14.1% in pediatric prehospital care.