New AHRQ fact sheet provides tips for preventing medical errors in children

New AHRQ fact sheet provides tips for preventing medical errors in children – Newsletter

Matthew Neff

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released a new fact sheet called “20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors in Children,” which provides practical tips and information about preventing medical errors related to prescription medicines, hospital stays, and surgery in children. The fact sheet encourages parents and physicians to discuss medication dosages, possible side effects, and any limits on food, drink, or activities that may be required when a child takes a particular medicine. The fact sheet is available on the AHRQ Web site at www.ahrq.gov/consumer/ 20tipkid.htm or on the AAP Web site at www.aap.org/visit/qualityimp.htm. It also can be obtained by calling AHRQ’s Publications Clearinghouse at 800-358-9295.

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