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J Healthc Qual. 2006 Mar-Apr;28(2):27-31.

Patient safety in emergency situations: A web-based pediatric arrest medication calculator.

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Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, USA.


To prevent adverse drug events for pediatric patients, increase care provider efficiency, and reduce stress for care providers, a technology tool was developed that calculates medication dosage requirements during emergency situations. This article describes a simple low-cost technological solution for improving patient safety and care-provider assurance. Follow-up studies provide validation of the technology tool.

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