Color-coded prefilled medication syringes decrease time to delivery and dosing errors in simulated prehospital pediatric resuscitations: a randomized crossover trial.
Stevens AD, Hernandez C, Jones S, et al. Resuscitation. 2015;96:85-91.
This randomized simulation study compared paramedics' ability to correctly dose medications for pediatricpatients with color-coded prefilled syringes versus traditional medication kits. Researchers found that color-coded prefilled syringes improved dose accuracy and decreased time to medication delivery, demonstrating how a system intervention can enhance clinical performance.
Pediatric adverse drug events in the outpatient setting: an 11-year national analysis.
Bourgeois FT, Mandl KD, Valim C, Shannon MW. Pediatrics. 2009;124:e744-e750.
Root causes of errors in a simulated prehospital pediatric emergency.
Lammers R, Byrwa M, Fales W. Acad Emerg Med. 2012;19:37-47.
Enhancing patient safety with intelligent intravenous infusion devices: experience in a specialty cardiac hospital.
Wood JL, Burnette JS. Heart Lung. 2012;41:173-176.
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Improving medication safety with accurate preadmission medication lists and postdischarge education.
Gardella JE, Cardwell TB, Nnadi M. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2012;38:452-458.