Color-coded prefilled medication syringes decrease time to delivery and dosing errors in simulated prehospital pediatric resuscitations: a randomized crossover trial.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
This randomized simulation study compared paramedics' ability to correctly dose medications for pediatric patients with color-coded prefilled syringes versus traditional medication kits. Researchers found that color-coded prefilled syringes improved dose accuracy and decreased time to medication delivery, demonstrating how a system intervention can enhance clinical performance.