Children liquid medication dosing errors. What should you do?
In 2015, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a recommendation that metric-based dosing for all orally administered liquids be used with a tool with standard markings. This is because children often receive liquid medication from medicine cups, teaspoons or tablespoons and that these doses are often wrong. 84% of parents made one or more dosing errors.
What is the best way to avoid giving the wrong dose of medication? Affix colored tape to a syringe at the appropriate dosing level for that child on that medication. This will help make the right dose be more visually apparent.
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