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To reduce errors, ED staff should weigh patients in kilograms

from AAP News

One of the most important ways to prevent a catastrophic drug-dosing error comes down to a simple safety precaution: Weigh all emergency department (ED) patients in kilograms only. That’s the recommendation in an updated AAP-endorsed statement from the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). The Academy also endorsed the ENA’s 2012 statement calling for use of kilograms in the ED. more


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