Adult Patients with Pediatric Weights

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Rachel Rafeq
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Adult Patients with Pediatric Weights

Hello,
We recently had a 15 kg adult patient being cared for in our ICU and due to her low weight multiple dosing errors occurred.

Does anyone have any suggestions for how we can flag for this unique patient population or develop a trigger to the pharmacist to alert him/her to review the medication against the weight?

Best,
Rachel