Navigation Links
Wrong dose of heart meds too frequent in children
Date:7/7/2009

Infants and young children treated with heart drugs get the wrong dose or end up on the wrong end of medication errors more often than older children, according to research led by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center to be published July 6 in Pediatrics.

While the researchers found the highest number of errors among infants under the age of 1, they say children of all ages are vulnerable to such mistakes because health-care providers can manually miscalculate weight-sensitive doses and can misinterpret safe age ranges of adult drugs used off-label in children.

"We found that cardiac medication errors happen in children, and they can happen every step of the way, from prescribing to delivering the medication, but dosing and administration errors were ominously common," says lead investigator Marlene Miller, M.D., M.Sc., vice chair for quality and patient safety at Hopkins Children's.

The researchers emphasize that the vast majority of errors analyzed in their study 96 percent were benign and caused no detectable harm to patients or never reached the patients, but in 4 percent (31) of the cases there was harm, although no deaths.

The report and the warnings were drawn from a study analyzing 821 medication errors submitted to a national voluntary error-reporting database. As Miller noted, errors occurred every step of the multiple-step process of calculating dosages, prescribing, dispensing and giving drugs, with the most common causes of dosing errors attributed to misinterpretation of the patient's weight, mathematical errors of computation, misinterpretation of orders, giving extra doses or missing doses. In one instance, the patient's weight in pounds was mistaken for weight in kilograms, resulting in a gross overdose of three different heart drugs, which sent the patient into cardiac arrest.

Half of the errors occurred in children younger than 1 year, and 90 percent involved children under the age o
'/>"/>

Contact: Ekaterina Pesheva
epeshev1@jhmi.edu
410-516-4996
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Expert Explains Why Propofol Was the Wrong -- and Possibly Fatal -- Drug for Michael Jackson
2. Teens are heading in wrong direction: Likely to have sex, but not use contraception
3. Wrong type of help from parents could worsen childs OCD
4. Could standard treatment for traumatic brain injury be wrong?
5. Stem Cell Biotherapy Sues Casey Nabavi, Co-Founder and Former President, for Conduct Resulting in Claims by SCB Patients Against Nabavi, Embezzling Money and Converting Other Assets Belonging to SCB and for Wrongfully Establishing Cellulogix Biosciences t
6. The Pope is Wrong on Condoms
7. $12 Million New Jersey Medical Malpractice Verdict for Wrongful Death of a 21-Year-Old Man After Having Wisdom Teeth Removed
8. RNC: Wrong Prescription
9. FactCheck.org Gets It Wrong on Stimulus Package
10. Family Planning Provision Wrongfully Removed From Economic Stimulus Package
11. Free antibiotics: The wrong prescription for cold and flu season
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... StayWell, a leading provider of patient ... ICD-10 ready and available to all clients. All Krames Patient Education content has ... more targeted and return a more comprehensive data set of content than the ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... , ... August 27, 2015 , ... In addition to ... University now offers a third doctoral program at its main campus in Reading: Doctor ... terminal degree program designed to prepare advanced practice nurses for the highest level of ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... Market ... market research promotion on the Internet. MarketPublishers.com is now authorised to distribute ... the partnership agreement, Natalie Aster, Assistant Manager at Partners Department, noted: "Black ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 27, 2015 , ... Sunbelt® Bakery, ... high fructose corn syrup, is changing the expectation of how protein bars should taste ... indulgent taste unlike any other protein bar on the market today. , The ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... La Mirada, Ca (PRWEB) , ... August 27, ... ... throughout Southern California including Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange ... executive employees, Healthpointe’s executive physical exams are offered annually at all of its ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:StayWell announces all health content is ICD-10 ready 2Health News:StayWell announces all health content is ICD-10 ready 3Health News:Alvernia University Now Offering Three Doctoral Degree Programs 2Health News:Market Publishers Ltd and Black Swan Analysis Sign Partnership Agreement 2Health News:Market Publishers Ltd and Black Swan Analysis Sign Partnership Agreement 3Health News:Sunbelt® Bakery Changes the Expectations of How Protein Bars Should Taste with the Introduction of Its New Protein Delights 2Health News:Sunbelt® Bakery Changes the Expectations of How Protein Bars Should Taste with the Introduction of Its New Protein Delights 3Health News:Healthpointe Now Offering Executive Physicals 2
... Using small molecules (purine analogs) scientists ... lung cancer, a common obstacle to successful, ... - HTDS www.htdsmedical.com (HTDS) - The issuer,s ... brings attention to its Mindup Bioresearch cancer project working ...
... At a Los Angeles gala, family and friends ... in paying tribute to women,s health advocate and fitness ... Beverly Wilshire Hotel where friends toasted LaLanne for being ... in shape and lead healthier lifestyles. , (Photo: ...
... French . , Winnipeg (October 14, 2009) The ... (CIHR) today announced support for five new research projects ... virus. "Canada is a global leader in ... on a safe and effective H1N1 vaccine," said Health Minister ...
... tumor growth without harmful therapies, study suggests , WEDNESDAY, ... scientists closer to their goal of treating pancreatic cancer ... The researchers, who were scheduled to report their findings ... 11-15 in Chicago, have created a bioengineered "construct" that ...
... GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 14 Although some parents may ... www.LakesideCommunityHealthcare.com , one of Southern California,s ... about both the safety of and access to the ... www.LakesideFluInfo.com to give patients direct access ...
... Oct. 14 Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM ... 2b clinical trial of Excellarate(TM) for the potential treatment ... on the Company,s Gene Activated Matrix (GAM) technology platform. ... product candidate (GAM501, which is a combination of Ad5PDGF-B ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Slavica Bio Chem MindUp Cancer Project (HTDS) Research Led To The Identification Of Genes Associated With Lung Cancer Promotion And Progression 2Health News:Slavica Bio Chem MindUp Cancer Project (HTDS) Research Led To The Identification Of Genes Associated With Lung Cancer Promotion And Progression 3Health News:Slavica Bio Chem MindUp Cancer Project (HTDS) Research Led To The Identification Of Genes Associated With Lung Cancer Promotion And Progression 4Health News:Jack LaLanne Celebrated as Fitness Icon at Star-Studded Birthday Bash 2Health News:Government of Canada supports scientific research to deepen knowledge of H1N1 flu virus 2Health News:Stem Cells Being Tested to Fight Pancreatic Cancer 2Health News:Leading Southern California Physicians Report Patient Fears About Complexities of Flu Season 2Health News:Cardium Reports Positive Data From Matrix Phase 2b Study of Excellarate(TM) Topical Gel for Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Plans for Phase 3 Program 2Health News:Cardium Reports Positive Data From Matrix Phase 2b Study of Excellarate(TM) Topical Gel for Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Plans for Phase 3 Program 3Health News:Cardium Reports Positive Data From Matrix Phase 2b Study of Excellarate(TM) Topical Gel for Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Plans for Phase 3 Program 4Health News:Cardium Reports Positive Data From Matrix Phase 2b Study of Excellarate(TM) Topical Gel for Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Plans for Phase 3 Program 5Health News:Cardium Reports Positive Data From Matrix Phase 2b Study of Excellarate(TM) Topical Gel for Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Plans for Phase 3 Program 6Health News:Cardium Reports Positive Data From Matrix Phase 2b Study of Excellarate(TM) Topical Gel for Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Plans for Phase 3 Program 7Health News:Cardium Reports Positive Data From Matrix Phase 2b Study of Excellarate(TM) Topical Gel for Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Plans for Phase 3 Program 8Health News:Cardium Reports Positive Data From Matrix Phase 2b Study of Excellarate(TM) Topical Gel for Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Plans for Phase 3 Program 9Health News:Cardium Reports Positive Data From Matrix Phase 2b Study of Excellarate(TM) Topical Gel for Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Plans for Phase 3 Program 10Health News:Cardium Reports Positive Data From Matrix Phase 2b Study of Excellarate(TM) Topical Gel for Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Plans for Phase 3 Program 11Health News:Cardium Reports Positive Data From Matrix Phase 2b Study of Excellarate(TM) Topical Gel for Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Plans for Phase 3 Program 12Health News:Cardium Reports Positive Data From Matrix Phase 2b Study of Excellarate(TM) Topical Gel for Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Plans for Phase 3 Program 13Health News:Cardium Reports Positive Data From Matrix Phase 2b Study of Excellarate(TM) Topical Gel for Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Plans for Phase 3 Program 14
(Date:8/27/2015)... and TORONTO , Aug. ... (OTCQB: GNBT) today announced the issuance of a white ... proprietary buccal insulin spray product.  The white paper was ... the Company,s stockholders by Dr. James H. Anderson, ... white paper may be viewed online on the Generex ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... Pa. , Aug. 27, 2015  PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute ... and second in the United States ... new type of stent for blockages in the main artery ... within the artery and potentially less risk for stent fracture ... is a prospective, single-arm, multicenter clinical trial of the BioMimics ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... , August 27, 2015 ... Persistence Market Research titled "Global Market Study on ... Growth by 2021", the urinary catheters market is expected to ... of 2015. It is anticipated to expand at ... reach US$1,755.0 Mn by 2021. View ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Generex Announces Issuance of Buccal Insulin White Paper 2Generex Announces Issuance of Buccal Insulin White Paper 3Generex Announces Issuance of Buccal Insulin White Paper 4First Pennsylvania Patient Treated in Landmark Vascular Study 2Global Urinary Catheters Market Will Reach US$1,755.0 Mn by 2021: Persistence Market Research 2Global Urinary Catheters Market Will Reach US$1,755.0 Mn by 2021: Persistence Market Research 3Global Urinary Catheters Market Will Reach US$1,755.0 Mn by 2021: Persistence Market Research 4
... AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACRX ), ... commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of acute ... and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Cowen ... Boston Marriott Copley Place.  The presentation is scheduled for ...
... 2011 HeartWare International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTWR ... miniaturized circulatory support technologies that are revolutionizing the treatment ... Godshall is scheduled to make an investor presentation at ... a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. The ...
Cached Medicine Technology:AcelRx Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Cowen and Company 31st Annual Health Care Conference 2HeartWare to Present at the Barclays Capital 2011 Global Healthcare Conference 2
Cold light source single outlet....
Cold light source single outlet....
Cold light source single outlet....
Cold light source triple outlet....
Medicine Products: