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FYI: Weigh in kilograms to cut dosing errors :

August 19, 2016

A new infographic from the federal Emergency Medical Services for Children Program demonstrates the importance of weighing children and recording the weight in kilograms. Half of all U.S. hospitals do not weigh and record in kilograms, according to an emergency readiness assessment. This simple patient safety initiative can prevent drug-dosing errors.

Infographic data are derived from the National Pediatric Readiness Project assessment and support recommendations from the patient safety recommendation from the joint statement Guidelines for Care of Children in the Emergency Department (http://bit.ly/2aq95yN). Access the infographic at http://bit.ly/2amqsPA.

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