In the know: Medication safety and children

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, October 26, 2009

Tricycling, or the interdisciplinary approach among physicians, nurses, and pharmacists in the developing and maintaining safe drug administration practices, is essential for the safety of pediatric patents.

Here are some practices that you can implement to prevent drug interactions in children:

  • Prioritize drug safety interventions according to a child's level of growth and development
  • Always verify safe dosages
  • Provide education to the child and family
  • Check the color, shape, size, and smell of medications
  • Perform drug research regarding incompatible drugs

To learn more, read HCPro's book, Stressed Out About Drug Interactions.

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