oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Concentrating on the right measures : editorial
|Article Title||Concentrating on the right measures : editorial|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Affiliations||1 University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2 University of KwaZulu-Natal, 3 Grey's Hospital, 4 Grey's Hospital and 5 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Jan 2016|
|Pages||4 - 6|
|Keyword(s)||Drug dosage calculations, Drug labelling and Medication errors|
The continued use of "percent" in the labelling and description of many drugs used in the field of anaesthesia is an ongoing source of errors. As part of the modern drive towards safety in medicine it is proposed that the standard of labelling according to mass of the drug per millilitre be universally adopted.
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