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Furfaro H. Wall Street Journal. September 25, 2016.
Medication errors in pediatric care are common in the hospital and at home. This newspaper article reports on problems associated with medication safety among pediatric patients and highlights several tools both clinicians and parents can use to enhance safety when administering medicine to children, including dosage calculators and pictures depicting medication administration processes.
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Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; May 2011.
This flyer provides tips to help prevent consumer medication errors.
Payne JW. US News & World Report. May 3, 2010.
This piece offers medication safety advice for parents caring for children with chronic illness.
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Dean Schillinger, MD; March 2004
A misunderstanding of instructions on how to administer medication leads to an infant choking on a syringe cap.