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American Academy of Pediatrics recommends weighing all patients in Kilograms to prevent medication errors

Posted Monday, October 2, 2017 by Tyler Goldberg-Hoss

Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) signed on to a statement by the Emergency Nurses Association that calls for the use of kilograms in the Emergency Department.

The announcement comes in the October issue of Pediatrics, and cites the sobering statistic that 40% of fatal medication errors can be traced to an error in dosing, with children being especially vulnerable.

The Nurses’ Statement includes the following recommendations:

You can read the full article in AAP News here:

To reduce errors, ED staff should weigh patients in kilograms

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