Did you know that pediatric medication dosing is based on weight and not a standard dose like adults receive?
We have started a campaign to purchase pediatric scales that lock in kilograms for hospitals throughout Tennessee that need help purchasing this new equipment. Pediatric dosing errors is one of the leading medical mistakes and by having a scale that locks in kilograms, it eliminates any math or conversions when providers need to determine the correct medicine the child needs.
Medication errors is one of the leading medical errors providers make, we're working to eliminate this from occurring.
There have been 833 medication dosing tools purchased and given to EMS across the state of Tennessee. 559 EMS agencies are still waiting for their copy! One book is needed for each ambulance and this provides a resource for EMS providers when they are in the field during an emergency situation to ensure they are providing the correct amount of medication to a pediatric patient.