Drug error in paediatric anaesthesia: current status and where to go now.

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dc.contributor.author Anderson, Brian en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-02T22:30:43Z en
dc.date.issued 2018-06 en
dc.identifier.issn 0952-7907 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44750 en
dc.description.abstract Medication errors in paediatric anaesthesia and the perioperative setting continue to occur despite widespread recognition of the problem and published advice for reduction of this predicament at international, national, local and individual levels. Current literature was reviewed to ascertain drug error rates and to appraise causes and proposed solutions to reduce these errors.The medication error incidence remains high. There is documentation of reduction through identification of causes with consequent education and application of safety analytics and quality improvement programs in anaesthesia departments. Children remain at higher risk than adults because of additional complexities such as drug dose calculations, increased susceptibility to some adverse effects and changes associated with growth and maturation. Major improvements are best made through institutional system changes rather than a commitment to do better on the part of each practitioner.Medication errors in paediatric anaesthesia represent an important risk to children and most are avoidable. There is now an understanding of the genesis of adverse drug events and this understanding should facilitate the implementation of known effective countermeasures. An institution-wide commitment and strategy are the basis for a worthwhile and sustained improvement in medication safety. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Current opinion in anaesthesiology en
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dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Medication Errors en
dc.subject Anesthesia en
dc.subject Pediatrics en
dc.subject Child en
dc.subject Medical Errors en
dc.subject Quality Improvement en
dc.title Drug error in paediatric anaesthesia: current status and where to go now. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1097/aco.0000000000000593 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 333 en
pubs.volume 31 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 29601302 en
pubs.end-page 341 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Review en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 734931 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Anaesthesiology en
dc.identifier.eissn 1473-6500 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-03-31 en
pubs.dimensions-id 29601302 en

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