Davis, T. Anaphylaxis and dosing errors, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at:
Medication errors are a particular area of interest for me, so this paper caught my eye….here’s my summary of it.
A 5 year old girl is on the ward following a resection of a craniopharyngioma. The nurses call you because her urine output has increased dramatically over the last few hours. You check her Na and it’s 150. Is your brain hurting just thinking about it?
A 6 year-old boy presents to the emergency department after 5 days of vomiting. He was initially seen by his family doctor and treated for gastroenteritis. However, his vomiting has persisted and he is lethargic and no longer able to walk.
Baby Tim is 3 months-old and has been crying inconsolably. His exhausted mother has brought him into the emergency department at one in the morning desperate for help.