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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Safety News. Show #58. December 2006.
This video story reviews a high-profile medication error and suggests actions to prevent similar incidents from occurring.
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Arenas-López S, Stanley IM, Tunstell P, et al. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2017;69:529-536.
Pediatric medication safety is particularly challenging due to complexity around weight-based dosing. According to a retrospective study in a pediatric intensive care unit, most morphine-related medication administration errors could have been prevented with technology interventions such as barcode medication administration. The authors advocate for implementing standardized morphine infusions to improve safety.