When people think about medication errors, senior citizens typically come to mind. We believe that the elderly get confused more often and, because of this, it is easier for them to take too many pills, not enough pills or even the wrong type.
The truth of the matter is that medication errors aren’t always the fault of the patient, and these errors don’t always occur in adults. Children are victims of medication errors more frequently than people would like to believe. That, however, is something that can be avoided according to some medical professionals.
According to a clinic in Wisconsin, more than 60,000 children were the victims of medication error in a ten-year period. There were an estimated 25 deaths that were linked to these errors. Many of the errors occurred in the home, and almost all could have been avoided. If you have children in the home, pay close attention to these tips.