Medication Errors in Neonates

Theodora A. Stavroudis, Marlene R. Miller, Christoph U. Lehmann

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Prevention of harm from medication errors has become a national priority. Medication errors in the neonatal intensive care unit are common, and most can be avoided. This article reviews the prevalence and types of medication errors affecting the care of the neonate and summarizes approaches that have been used to reduce these errors. Safety initiatives applicable to minimizing medication errors also are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-161
Number of pages21
JournalClinics in Perinatology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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