Most frequent cause of drug-related problems: inappropriate dosing

05/03/2019

According to a recently published study, inappropriate dosing in neonates is the most frequent cause of drug-related problems. Even though the neonatal intensive care unit had dosing guidelines for all drugs. This was also the case in our study on prescribing errors at the University Children's Hospital Zurich a few years ago. In the meantime, however, the University Children's Hospital Zurich is relying on a sophisticated "clinical decision support tool" to reduce medication errors.

 

 

 

Dosing errors in children could be avoided with "clinical decision support"

04/16/2019

Standalone databases are not enough to protect children from dosing errors - pediatricians need a "clinical decision support".

A remarkable study by Gildon BL et al. shows that clinical information systems in children's clinics do not sufficiently meet the requirements of electronic prescribing - and thus errors that could have been avoided are not avoided.

Accordingly, our youngest patients continue to suffer unnecessarily from partially serious consequences of medication errors.

The authors note the following: The use of indication specific dosing and the inclusion of weight based dosing recommendations and calculations would eliminate the majority of dosing errors.

Short Symposium on April 4, 2019

03/18/2019

PEDeus invites you to a short symposium about "For safe medication in children". Detailed information can you find in our invitation flyer.

We are looking forward to your registration at info(at)pedeus(dot)ch!

The short symposium is accredited as SGP continuing education (2 SGP credits) and as FPH continuing education (12.5 FPH points in Hospital Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacy).