Safety and Quality

Pediatric/Neonatal Emergency Medication Manual

A new Pediatric/Neonatal Emergency Medication Manual is now available to order from Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

The Institute of Safe Medication Practices promotes strategies to reduce errors including promoting the detection and correction of errors before they reach a patient and cause harm. Use of cognitive aids, such as the "PALS algorithm card" and medication manuals with weight-based dosing assist in the management of various tasks during high stress events in an effort to decrease error. The Children's Medication Manual, with pediatric dosing on one side, and neonatal dosing on the other, is designed specifically for this purpose.