Medication safety in neonatal care: a review of medication errors among neonates.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Medication errors are prevalent in inpatient care. This narrative review compared medication errors in neonatal care with those across hospitalized pediatric, adult, and elderly patients. Common types of errors among hospitalized neonatal patients were patient misidentification and overdosing. The authors provide recommendations to improve medication safety for this vulnerable population, which includes integrating a clinical pharmacist into the direct care team.