Proper tools may help prevent medicine errors at home

A new study shows providing parents with picture-based instructions – and with dosing tools that closely match the amount of medication needed – may help reduce cases of medication overdoses in children.

“The study makes it clear that it’s easy to make mistakes with liquid medicine and that using the right syringe can help and that instructions with pictures help as well,” said Kathleen Walsh, MD, Director of Patient Safety Research at the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s.

To read more on how parents can make sure they are giving the right dose, click on Reuters.com.

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