Assessing frequency and risk of weight entry errors in pediatrics.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Weight-based medication dosing can lead to medication errors in pediatric patients. Investigators used a trigger tool to detect weight-entry errors in the electronic health record. They found that dosing errors are rare and are most likely to occur in urgent and emergent settings. These findings suggest that a weight-entry trigger tool can identify pediatric patients at risk for dosing errors.