Journal article

Interventions to Reduce Medication Errors in Pediatric Intensive Care

Elizabeth Manias, Sharon Kinney, Noel Cranswick, Allison Williams, Narelle Borrott

Annals of Pharmacotherapy | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To systematically examine the research literature to identify which interventions reduce medication errors in pediatric intensive care units. DATA SOURCES: Databases were searched from inception to April 2014. STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: Studies were included if they involved the conduct of an intervention with the intent of reducing medication errors. DATA SYNTHESIS: In all, 34 relevant articles were identified. Apart from 1 study, all involved single-arm, before-and-after designs without a comparative, concurrent control group. A total of 6 types of interventions were utilized: computerized physician order entry (CPOE), intravenous systems (ISs), modes of education (MEs..

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