In contrast, for a small child both a 1x correct dose and a 10x overdose of a drug can be administered in the same syringe thus providing no clue as to a potential error.Furthermore, pediatric emergency care is especially prone to error due to the chaotic nature and stress associated with the emergency setting.
Medical errors are a greater threat to children than adults because their organs are smaller and still developing.
Linear Tape-Open (LTO) is a magnetic tape data storage technology originally developed in the late 1990s as an open standards alternative to the proprietary magnetic tape formats that were available at the time.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM and Quantum control the LTO Consortium, which directs development and manages licensing and certification of media and mechanism manufacturers.
Use one hand to hold the red end of the tape so it is even with the child’s head. While maintaining one hand on the red portion at the top of the child’s head, use your free hand to run the tape down the length of the child’s body until it is even with his/her heels (not toes).
The tape that is level with the child’s heels will provide his/her approximate weight in kilograms and his/her color zone.