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Clin Perinatol. 2008 Mar;35(1):141-61, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2007.11.010.

Medication errors in neonates.

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Eudowood Neonatal Pulmonary Division, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA. tstavro1@jhmi.edu

Abstract

Prevention of harm from medication errors has become a national priority. Medication errors in the neonatal intensive care unit are common, and most can be avoided. This article reviews the prevalence and types of medication errors affecting the care of the neonate and summarizes approaches that have been used to reduce these errors. Safety initiatives applicable to minimizing medication errors also are discussed.

PMID:
18280880
DOI:
10.1016/j.clp.2007.11.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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