MEDICATION ERRORS
Michael R. Cohen ScD, MS, RPH

$3.95
Nursing2014
August 2011 
Volume 41  Number 8
Pages 14 - 14
 
  PDF Version Available!

ABSTRACT
Nurses are familiar with the Broselow(r) Pediatric Emergency Tape, a tool for quickly calculating pediatric drug dosages in an emergency. Don't confuse it with a similar tool, the Broselow Pediatric Antidotes for Chemical Warfare Tape (shown below). Make staff aware that both tapes exist and guard against mixups by underlining the words Chemical Warfare and storing it in a separate area on the emergency cart. If the Antidotes for Chemical Warfare tape is available in your hospital, it would be most appropriately stocked only on carts in the ED.The FDA has received reports of Teva Pharmaceuticals' lansoprazole orally disintegrating tablets clogging and blocking oral syringes and feeding tubes when the drug was administered as a suspension through these devices. Tablets may not fully disintegrate when water is added, or they may later form clumps that adhere to the walls of oral syringes and feeding tubes. Teva has voluntarily withdrawn the product, but patients may still have a supply at

Purchase Now !

To purchase this item, follow the instructions below. If you’re not already logged in, be sure to enter your login information below to ensure that your item is saved to your File Drawer after you purchase it.

Not a member? Join now for Free!


Cost:$3.95
1) If you're not already logged in, enter your information below to save this item in your File Drawer for future viewing.

User name:


Password


Forgot your user name or password?
2)  If you have a coupon or promotional code, enter it
here.(If not, just click Continue.


Digital Coupon: (optional)

3)  Click Continue to go to the next screen, where
you'll enter your payment details.






Featured Jobs



Benefits of Membership

FREE E-Newsletters
Sign up for our free enewsletters to stay up-to-date in your area of practice - or take a look at an archive of prior issues

CESaver
Join our CESaver program to earn up to 100 contact hours for only $34.95
Register Now

Lippincott's NursingCenter.com
Explore a world of online resources

Become a Member