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ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 18, 2006;11:1-2.
This alert presents the risks involved with tablet splitting and outlines several recommendations for providers to increase safety.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Safety News. Show #59. January 2007.
This video segment warns about potential dosing errors for an epileptic seizure treatment due to equipment design and provides instructions to minimize user error.
Cases & Commentaries
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James E. Heubi, MD ; January 2006
Parents of a 5-year-old, told to give their son acetaminophen for his fever, return 2 days later because he is acutely ill. Tests reveal dangerously high acetaminophen levels. It turns out the parents had miscalculated the dosage.