Background: Pediatrics are a vulnerable group for dosing and dispensing errors .Most of the drugs used are available in dosages and units ready for dispensing in adults. This needs a lot of calculation and has a potential for errors. Further, ED has a high volume and acuity of work adds to errors.
Aims: The aim of these initiatives was to enhance medication safety in pediatric Emergency through implementing pre-filled syringes of selected IV medications.
Methods: The aim of these initiatives was to enhance medication safety in pediatric Emergency through implementing pre-filled syringes of selected IV medications.
Results: We retrieved data from January – December 2017 to see the impact of the project. Increased utilization of all IV pre-filled doses were analyzed (total magnesium sulphate 97, 3% HTS = 271, paracetamol= 1591 consumed during mentioned period) than calculated the cost saving on each dose .Total cost saving of all 3 selected pre-filled syringes were found to be Rs 151905.
Conclusions: Results showed that the use of pre-filled doses not only saved the cost and time per administration but also enhance patient safety by decreasing the chance of medication error. This novel dosing approach may impact on standard resuscitation practices in this unique patient population. In future we will try to incorporate more pre-filled doses. This project is continuing successfully and in coming days, we are planning to incorporate more pre filled doses for ED admitted peads.
Keywords: Prefilled Doses, Critically Ill Pediatric Patients, Emergency Department (ED), Emergency Department (ED).
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Perveen F, Shah A. Implementation of Prefilled Doses- A Novel Approach to Decrease Medication Time to Administration and Errors In Critically Ill Pediatric Patients of Emergency Department (ED) [abstract]. Res Pract Thromb Haemost. 2020; 4 (Suppl 1). https://abstracts.isth.org/abstract/implementation-of-prefilled-doses-a-novel-approach-to-decrease-medication-time-to-administration-and-errors-in-critically-ill-pediatric-patients-of-emergency-department-ed/. Accessed January 26, 2022.
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