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Infant deaths due to heparin overdose: Time for a concerted action on prevention.
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PMID:  21679338     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Heparin is one of the most commonly used drugs in tertiary paediatric centres. Across the last decade, targeted research has been directed towards improving the level of evidence supporting paediatric-specific recommendations for the use and management of heparin in infants and children. In contrast, little effort has been directed towards improving the safe use of heparin despite a plethora of fatal and non-fatal heparin-related errors being reported in the lay press. This short report highlights the need for united and concerted action to develop strategies aimed at minimising avoidable infant deaths related to heparin errors.
Authors:
Paul Monagle; David M Studdert; Fiona Newall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1440-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2011 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians).
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Haematology, The Royal Children's Hospital Haematology Research Group, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Department of Paediatrics School of Population Health Department of Nursing, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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