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25 January 2011

Medication doses from syringes risky for kids

Preparing small doses of medications from syringes can be inaccurate and lead to dangerous dosing errors for infants and small children, warns a new study

Preparing small doses of medications from syringes can be inaccurate and lead to dangerous dosing errors for infants and small children, warns a new study.

It's a Catch-22. "The safe administration of medications requires formulations that permit accurate preparation and administration, but current equipment does not permit the accurate measurement of volumes less than 0.1 mL," said Parshuram.

Dosing children often tricky

 

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