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Stevens AD, Hernandez C, Jones S
Color-coded prefilled medication syringes decrease time to delivery and dosing errors in simulated prehospital pediatric resuscitations: a randomized crossover trial.
The study’s goal was to evaluate novel, prefilled medication syringes labeled with color-coded volumes corresponding to the weight-based dosing of the Broselow Tape, compared to conventional medication administration, in simulated prehospital pediatric resuscitation scenarios. It found that the novel syringes decreased time to medication administration and significantly reduced critical dosing errors by paramedics during simulated prehospital pediatric resuscitations.
Citation: Stevens AD, Hernandez C, Jones S . Color-coded prefilled medication syringes decrease time to delivery and dosing errors in simulated prehospital pediatric resuscitations: a randomized crossover trial. Resuscitation 2015 Nov;96:85-91. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2015.07.035..
Keywords: Medication, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Children/Adolescents, Medical Errors, Comparative Effectiveness