Child Medication Dosing Rife With Mistakes Due to Teaspoon and Tablespoon

July 14, 2014 5:03 PM

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Child Medication Dosing Rife With Mistakes Due to Teaspoon and Tablespoon

A new push is on to change child medication dosages to millimeter. In a new study published in Pediatrics, researchers tracked over 10,000 annual calls to poison centers because of wrongly administered dosages of oral children medication. The main culprit? The confusion between a teaspoon and a tablespoon.

The issue with the teaspoon or tablespoon is that parents will often reach for a kitchen spoon. I’m an adult and I do that. Those plastic dosage cups are like the socks of the medicine cabinet. They disappear rather fast.

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