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In 2001, the ISMP and the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) collaborated to produce the nation’s first set of guidelines to reduce pediatric medication errors (ISMP, 2001). The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has also taken a lead in making recommendations to reduce errors (AAP, 2003). Closure of performance gaps and “getting to zero” medication errors will require the constant vigilance from all healthcare professionals and the commitment of hospitals and healthcare systems to implement action in the form of specific leadership, practice and technology plans. This will lead to a decrease in medication errors and a reduction in the occurrence of preventable ADEs in pediatric patients.


This report was originally published for the Patient Safety Movement Foundation in 2018.


Patient Safety Movement Foundation



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