Error and time delay in pediatric trauma resuscitation: addressing the problem with color-coded resuscitation aids

Surg Clin North Am. 2002 Apr;82(2):303-14, vi. doi: 10.1016/s0039-6109(02)00007-5.


This article concentrates on two pediatric specific factors operational in pediatrics therapeutics 1) the necessity to perform calculations; and 2) the lack of recognition of significant pediatric error. Resuscitation aids and their optimal function in pediatric trauma resuscitation are examined.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Cognition
  • Decision Making
  • Humans
  • Medication Errors / prevention & control
  • Resuscitation*
  • Wounds and Injuries / therapy*