Watch for New Weight-Based Dosing Units for Pressors
Your hospital will adopt new standardized concentrations and dosing units for continuous IV meds in adults...to help prevent med errors.
Med errors affect over 1.5 million people in the U.S. annually...and transitions of care can be the perfect storm for med errors.
In one case, a patient was switched from heparin 25,000 units/500 mL to 25,000 units/250 mL when transferred. The rate in mL/hr was kept the SAME...and the patient received TWICE the intended dose.