Which pediatric doses get a double-check?

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Dan Sheridan
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Which pediatric doses get a double-check?

Greetings,

We'd like to get a sense of when you are requiring a second pharmacist to double-check a medication in a child, when a first pharmacist has already verified it. Specifically:

Do you have a specific age where a double-check is no longer needed? If so, what age?

Do you have a specific weight where a double-check is no longer needed? If so, what weight?

Do you limit your double-check to particular medications? (Or exclude particular medications?

Thank you,
Dan Sheridan
OhioHealth Marion General Hospital

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