ISMP Safety Brief: Dosing Mistake on 2007 Broselow Tape

The Institute from Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has issued the following safety brief:

"A pharmacist was about to reorder several Broselow Tapes (2007 Edition A) for her pediatric crash carts when she discovered that a new version (Edition B) was available...she was told that the change between A and B was in response to a 'typo.' Edition A lists the glucagon dose as 0.5 mg/kg/dose and 1 mg/kg/dose, rather than the correct standard doses of 0.5 mg or 1 mg, should modify your tapes with the correct glucagon dose using a black pen to block out '/kg/dose.'"

This info can be found in ISMP Medication Safety Alert!:  April 9, 2009, Volume 14, Issue 7.

The Broselow Tape 2007 Edition B contains the correct dosage information.