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Medication Errors in Pediatrics

Based on the attached article what are strategies to reduce medication errors in pediatrics?


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Table 2 in the article summarizes recommendations of strategies.

Legible, clear, concise prescription without unnecessary abbreviations

The study reviewed evidence from previous studies that indicated unnecessarily abbreviated or long prescriptions to add to confusion in communicating what medications are required.

Use of standardized prescription templates / computer-assisted prescriptions

The study also reviewed evidence that the lack of standardization between the method of prescription led to both usage and interpretation ...

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