Measure Twice, Dose Once

July 14, 2014 11:19 PM

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Measure Twice, Dose Once

What do you think of when you think of a spoonful? Chances are it’s different than what other people may picture in their minds. After all, spoons come in all shapes and sizes. So when a medication says a dose is “two teaspoons” how do you know that’s what you are actually giving?

A new study published today in the journal “Pediatrics” shows that 40 percent of parents make serious errors in judgment when it comes to the proper amount of medication for their children. It also found parents were twice as likely to make a mistake when doses were listed in teaspoons or tablespoon...

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