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Child medication measurements confuse parents

Do you know the difference between teaspoons and tablespoons?

Many parents don't, according to a coach outlet online study published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which found more than 10,000 calls cheap coach purses to the poison center each Coach factory outlet website year are due to liquid medication dosage errors.

The study says part of the reason parents may be confused is because a range of coach outlet store online measurement units such as teaspoons, tablespoons and milliliters are often used interchangeably on labels for prescription and over the counter medications.

Parents who used the teaspoon and tablespoon dosage were Coach Outlet Online Store much more likely to use kitchen spoons to measure their child's medication and were twice as likely to make an error in medication, according to the study. Parents who measured their child's medication in milliliters were much less likely to make a dosage mistake.

About 40% of parents in the study incorrectly measured the dose their doctor prescribed.

The problem with teaspoon and tablespoon coach factory online sale measurements is that their names sound similar, and their abbreviations, tsp. Shonna Yin said.

Pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Shu said that in her practice, doctors prescribe in milliliters only, to decrease the likelihood of medication errors and overdoses.

"If I give a sample of a liquid medication in my office, I also give a syringe and show the parent where the marking is for the dose," Shu said.

Parents should always use the dosing device, such as the cup or syringe, that comes with their child liquid medication. Kitchen spoons are not a standard dosing device and aren't safe to use, Shu said.

Shu also recommends that parents record the time and dosage of medicine they give their child, to make sure that they're not giving too much or too often. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices have all recommended using milliliters as the only standard unit of measurement for coach outlet sale liquid medications.

According to the study, adopting a milliliter only unit of measurement would reduce confusion and decrease medication errors, especially for parents with low health literacy or limited Coach Outlet Store Online English proficiency.

If you suspect you have given coach factory website your child an incorrect dose of medication, call the Poison Control Center at 1 800 222 1222. is spiting itself by avoiding the metric system that EVERY other advanced nation including the British use.

Not only do we make coach handbags outlet things difficult for ourselves, we limit the exports we can make to the rest of the work. Caterpillar, at one point, realized it could save money by buying 25 mm. thick steel from a foreign company than 1 thick (25.4 mm.) steel from an American company.

American repair shops have to carry Inch based tools as well as metric, adding thousands per worker in equipment costs.

July 14, 2014 at 13:21

If only you were right about us in the UK completing changing to metric! Unfortunately, while most things are designed and manufactured in metric units, many people still official coach outlet online use the imperial units (the English system as I believe you call it and the Medieval system as I call it). I have a website devoted to the damage Coach Factory Outlet Store this continued use of medieval units is doing to our children education. click here Every single one has come with either a syringe type dispenser (in the case of infant meds) coach factory outlet or a small cup that is clearly labeled with both tsp and ml. What medication are these parents giving to their kids that it doesn come with a clearly labeled dispenser? Adult meds?

Also, it sad when 40% of parents have no idea how to use measuring tools they never cook or official coach factory outlet online bake? My 2nd grader has a basic knowledge of units of measurement. It sad that many adults don have the same.

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