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Reported by: Kathryn J Eastwood, Masters Student
Checked by: Malcolm J Boyle and Brett Williams, Senior Lecturers
Institution: Monash University, Victoria, Australia
A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether parameduics can calculate drug doses accurately. A total of 1266 citations was reviewed, of which two partly answered the three-part question. The clinical bottom line is that even when paramedics are not under on-the-job pressure their ability to perform drug calculations accurately is poor.
Paramedics may be exposed to incidents in uncontrolled environments, managing potentially critically ill patients, other people and other emergency services. In the presence of these factors, can paramedics still conduct drug calculations with a high degree of accuracy?
Are [Paramedics’] [able to perform drug calculations] with [100% accuracy].
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