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Volume 8/Issue 5, September 2012

Implementation of standard concentration medication infusions for preterm infants

Susan A. Christie-Taylor, Paul A. Tait


Medication safety remains a challenge in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The use of standard concentration medication solutions aims to reduce the risk associated with delivering 24-hour continuous IV infusions to this vulnerable population. This paper describes a quality improvement project to implement and measure the reliability of using standard concentration 24-hour medication protocols for dopamine and dobutamine undertaken in an Australian NICU.

Christie-Taylor S.A., Tait P.A.Implementation of standard concentration medication infusions for preterm infants.Infant 2012; 8(5): 155-159.

 
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