Dosing errors made by paramedics during pediatric patient simulations after implementation of a state-wide pediatric drug dosing reference.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) often make dosing errors when administering medication to pediatric patients. This study found that in simulations, Michigan's state-wide pediatric dosing reference system reduced but did not eliminate prehospital provider medication mistakes. A PSNet perspective further explores prehospital patient safety.