Research concludes that a web- and mobile-based medication reference tool from Raleigh, N.C.-based eBroselow increased the accuracy of medication doses prepared during simulated pediatric emergencies by almost 25 percent.
In addition, prepared doses were done with a complete elimination of clinically significant errors and on average were completed eight minutes faster than when using standard dosing references, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
Six clinically significant errors were made in a control group not using the technology, including an error that if done in a real-world environment would have caused a 10-fold overdose. Nurses using the eBroselow technology did not need pharmacist consultation before preparing dextrose and dopamine doses.
This is of clinical significance, given that nurses may have to leave the bedside to gather information on the preparation of these types of medications and may not be readily available for continued clinical assessment of the patient or for preparation of other vital medications, study authors note.
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