TABLE 1

Survey Question Percentage of “Yes” Results

QuestionsOverall Percent “Yes” (N = 64)Overall Percent “I Don’t Know”(N = 49)University Affiliated (N = 25)Non–University Affiliated (N = 39)P<300 Beds (N = 36)>300 Beds (N = 28)P
Does your hospital require specific milligram-per-kilogram dosing to be documented in the order for pediatric medications?5027236<.054261.207
Does your hospital have a pharmacist specifically trained in pediatrics?58177249.0764475<.05
Does your hospital have maximum doses clearly defined and/or documented on orders for hospitalized pediatric patients?5926851.2075661.800
Does your hospital have a designated committee that addresses pediatric medication safety events or concerns?60116854.3055664.609
Does your ED use order sets or CPOE with pediatric weight-based dosing?7398069.3978164.165
Does someone routinely review pediatric medication safety events or concerns within your hospital?80119669<.057882.761
Are weights measured in kilograms per grams in the emergency department?8407690.1708189.492
Does your hospital use standard pediatric concentrations for intravenous and oral pediatric medications?8699282.4638389.720
Does your hospital use “smart pumps” for medication administration?8698885.9918193.278
Does your pediatric unit use order sets or CPOE with pediatric weight-based dosing?9108892.6718993.688
Are weights measured in kilograms per grams in the pediatric unit?9229290.7638696.219
Does your hospital use a bar-code administration system?9258492.4178693.454