Opioid prescribing and potential overdose errors among children 0 to 36 months old.
Basco WT Jr, Ebeling M, Garner SS, Hulsey TC, Simpson K. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 May 13; [Epub ahead of print].
Children are particularly vulnerable to medication errors in the outpatient setting. This study found that prescribing errors were common in opioid pain medications dispensed to children, especially infants. These results suggest that opioid prescriptions for pediatric patients often contain potential overdose quantities and better safeguards are needed to prevent such incidents.
Common cause analysis.
Clapper C, Crea K. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. May/June 2010;7:30-35.
Identifying causes of adverse events detected by an automated trigger tool through in-depth analysis.
Muething SE, Conway PH, Kloppenborg E, et al. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19:435-439.
Part 1: Results of survey on pediatric medication safety—more is needed to protect hospitalized children from medication errors.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 4, 2015;20:1-6.
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The absence of a drug–disease interaction alert leads to a child's death.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. May 21, 2015;20:1-4.